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Commercial Projects: Here are just a few of our commercial landscape design and installation projects. Click on the name for a brief project description and photos of our landscaping work.

Brasada Ranch   ⬇

Brasada Ranch is a destination resort located near Powell Butte in Central Oregon. It offers all of the amenities – golf course, community buildings, rental properties as well as homes.

Property Description and Setting

900 acres of open space as well as thousands of acres of public land adjacent to the property

Project Description

Response To Nature designed and installed the planting, irrigation, water features, and drainage courses for all of the community spaces. We continue to work with Brasada as the development grows.

Because Brasada Ranch is very focused on green building. We contribute to that effort by ensuring that our plant choices and irrigation components acquire LEED points. Our design team is proficient in documenting and preparing documentation to facilitate this process.

When we are not busy with the community projects, we also install residential projects.

Project Goals Environmental Stewardship

Design landscapes in alignment with green building and Brasada Ranch’s commitment to “walking softly on the land.”

  • The community encourages residents to use sustainable energy resources like passive solar and “Earth Advantage” certified products.
  • All commercial buildings are built to the highest standards in compliance with Leadership Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) “Gold” specifications — the most widely-recognized accreditation body for sustainable building and design in the country, and the benchmark for high-performance green buildings.
  • Brasada Ranch became the first-ever destination resort in the state of Oregon (and just the fourth nationally) to earn the prestigious U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification rating. The LEED “Gold” certification was bestowed on Brasada Ranch’s Discovery Center, an 8,300-square-foot building. In addition, Brasada Ranch became the first-ever resort in the U.S. to achieve the LEED Gold rating specifically for “New Construction,” which is one of several categories under which projects can be submitted for application.
Historic Preservation

Select a plant palette that captures the feel of rural farmsteads and helps preserve Crook County’s ranching heritage.

  • In support of historic preservation, some of Brasada Ranch’s building projects re-use timber salvaged from Ochoco Mill, which was recently demolished.

Brasada Information taken from Brasada Resort Fact Sheet, November 2007. www.brasada.com.

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Eaglecrest   ⬇
Vista Rim at Eagle Crest Resort

Eagle Crest® is a full-service destination resort located just outside the city of Redmond, Oregon.

Property Description and Setting

1700 acres in the high desert of Central Oregon near the majestic Cascade Mountains close to Bend and between Sisters and Redmond

Project Description

We have an ongoing relationship with Eagle Crest, and we have completed a variety of projects for the resort over the past few years.

When Eagle Crest acquired the Vista Rim property, they needed a landscape company that could do it all, We quickly designed and installed ponds connected by recirculating streams courses that meandered through the backyards of nearby residential lots. We installed irrigation and lush riparian plantings along the banks to create a natural look and feel.

Response To Nature did the planting at the Sports Center in Vista Rim, in addition to refurbishing the community entrances along the highway.

Project Goals

Our intent for Vista Rim was to enhance the existing community amenities and provide new amenities to assist in the quick sale of the newly acquired properties.

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Wizard Falls   ⬇

Wizard Falls is a fish hatchery located along the Metolius River near Camp Sherman, Oregon. The facility contributes toward the sustainability of naturally-produced native fish populations through the responsible use hatchery-produced fish.

Property Description and Setting

Wizard Falls Hatchery offers a park-like setting, display ponds and interpretive signage, and a platform for viewing fish in the settling pond.

The hatchery is surrounded by the Deschutes National Forest. There are abundant camping, hiking and fishing opportunities in the vicinity.

Project Description

Response To Nature provided an appropriate bio-region riparian habitat to support naturally-produced native fish. It also enhanced the aesthetic surroundings for visitors.

Project Goals

Our job was to provide an educational opportunity by demonstrating the natural habitat for brook and rainbow trout, Kokanee and Atlantic salmon.

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