Helping to Solve Local Land Use Issues

Over the past three semesters, Faculty and Staff from our Geodesign and Landscape Architecture programs have been assisting Penn State President Dr. Eric Barron on a local project.  PSU owns a 355-acre tract of land referred to as Musser Gap to Valleylands, or MG2V and our students and faculty helped decision makers make decisions on what happens to the land.  President Barron made this statement in Fall of 2018: “Our vision for this area is to not only help protect the local water supply, plant and animal species, but also to make it a place where people can enjoy nature, learn about the environment and be inspired.”  Read the story below for a little bit more on the process and outcomes. 

Read more about this project here.