Jake Powell

LAEP Dept

Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Specialist


Jake Powell

Contact Information

Phone: 435-797-4293
Email: jake.powell@usu.edu

Educational Background

Other, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, (Center for Watershed Stewardship), Pennsylvania State University, 2012
Nature Connection in Pennsylvania State Parks: Case Study Evaluations in Three Parks
BA, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, (Watershed Science), Utah State University, 2008

Licensures & Certifications

Conservation Planner, USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), 2013
LEED AP, USGBC, 2009

Biography

Jake is a native of Utah, his professional career working in land planning and conservation has spanned the extents of the state and has fostered a deep connection to the people and landscapes that make Utah an inspiring place to live and work.

Teaching Interests

Jake’s teaching efforts aim to inspire students with an elevated understanding of both their potential and responsibility to use their training and education to make their world a better place. Jake works to help students and communities realize that collaborative planning and design efforts can address a variety of social, economic, and ecological challenges. His efforts are focused on empowering individuals and communities with the skills, tools, and confidence to use planning, design, and collaboration to bring about positive change.<br>Jake’s role as an Extension Specialist provides opportunities to engage citizens, communities, and practitioners in developing and disseminating educational materials and program as well as interdisciplinary, collaborative projects that utilize Landscape Architecture as a vehicle for positive change throughout the state.<br>

Research Interests

Jake’s research interests include: grassroots watershed planning and implementation, artful rainwater design and stormwater management, water conservation through landscape design, large scale water management in the inter-mountain west, low impact development, trail and natural open space planning and design, and design elements that affect place attachment and nature connection. Jake works across the intermountain west with gateway communities through his efforts in the Gateway and Natural Amenity Region (GNAR) Initiative.

Awards

New Specialist of the Year, 2021

Utah State University Extension

Community Engaged Faculty Presidential Award, 2020

Utah State University Center for Community Engagement


Publications | Abstracts

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      Publications | Book Chapters

    • Powell, J., Rumore, D., Smith, J., Vaugeois, N., (2022). The GNAR Initiative: Empowering gateway communities through collaboration: Innovative and promising practices in sustainable tourism (volume 2)Innovative and promising practices in sustainable tourism (volume 2). VIUf Publications
    • Sleipness, O., Powell, J., Curtis, K., (2022). Public-Private Partnerships: A Framework for National Park Gateway Community Development: Transformations in Protected Area Management and Gateway Communities: Alternative Approaches to Tourism and Community Engagement.

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Fact Sheets

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      Publications | Curriculum

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        Publications | Journal Articles

        Academic Journal

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          Publications | Other

          Other

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            Teaching

            LAEP 1030 - Introduction to Landscape Architecture, Spring 2022
            , Fall 2021
            LAEP 1030 - Introduction to Landscape Architecture, Fall 2021
            LAEP 6110 - Landscape Ecology for Planning, Fall 2021
            USU 1010 - University Connections, Fall 2021
            LAEP 6100 - LAEP 6100, Regional Analysis and Planning, Spring 2021
            LAEP 1030 - Introduction to Landscape Architecture, Fall 2020
            LAEP 1030 - Introduction to Landscape Architecture, Fall 2020
            LAEP 3100, 6310 - Recreation/Open Space, Fall 2020
            LAEP 6310, 3100 - Recreation/Open Space, Fall 2020
            LAEP 6100 - Regional Landscape Analysis and Planning, Spring 2020
            LAEP 1030 - Introduction to Landscape Architecture, Fall 2019
            LAEP 6910 - Reading Seminar I, Spring 2019
            LAEP 6100 - Regional Landscape Analysis and Planning, Spring 2019
            LAEP 1030 - Introduction to Landscape Architecture, Fall 2018

            Extension

            USU Extension Sustainability, 2011 - Ongoing
            Gateway and Natural Amenity Region (GNAR) Initiative, 2019 - 2025
            Landscape Architecture Professional Development, 2018 - 2025
            Recreation Infrastructure Development, Support, and Design, 2018 - 2025
            Water Resource Focused Education and Design, 2018 - 2025
            Community Outreach, Planning, and Design Assistance, 2018 - 2025

            Creative Works | Other

            • R-cubed, Other, International Student Design Competition - Faculty Advisor - 2020
            • A New Heart - Uniting a Divided Campus Through Innovative Green Infrastructure Design, Other, Design Competition Submission - 2018

            Graduate Students Mentored

            Devin MacFarlane, Landscape & Environmental Plan, July 2021
            , Landscape & Environmental Plan, January 2021
            Derek Jensen, Landscape & Environmental Plan, November 2020
            Ian Kola, Landscape & Environmental Plan, January 2020