Ranch and Sporting Venue Assessments
STEVE DUNN-DIRECTOR- WESTERN DIVISION, SENIOR-
SPORTING VENUE MASTER PLANNING AND LAND USE LAW SPECIALIST
Steve is a 1970 graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison earning a B.S.
degree in Landscape Architecture-Sports Complex Master Planning. He also holds a
Masters Degree from the University of Wisconsin Institute for Environmental
Studies, Madison with an emphasis on Remote Sensing Applications in Watershed
For the first ten years of his career, Steve held positions as Geographic
Information System Applications Administrator at Bonneville Power Administration
and as Department Natural Resource Information Coordinator for the Wisconsin
Department of Natural Resources. In addition, he held the Assistant Directorship
of the Environmental Awareness Center, School of Natural Resources, University
of Wisconsin, in which he administered the development of the Applied Research
planning and program finance.
For the past 20 years, he has been the principal of Pacific Coast Initiatives,
his Regional, County and Community Land Use Planning Consultancy. Client
services focused on private and public extended contract representation in
applications for annexations, zoning changes, variances, conditional uses and
amendments of Comprehensive Plans and Zoning Ordinances at the City, County and
State Level, as well as Master Planning for private Destination Resort Venues.
Functionally these assignments have included Master Planning for 4 Sport Complex
Venues in Wisconsin, Aspen Colorado, and Sun Valley Idaho, as well as Oregon
Coast Planned Gated Communities. This representation included recreational theme
optimization analysis; capability, suitability and feasibility studies, as well
as development program studies based on traditional appraisals, and recreation
theme market assessment. His clients have included major institutional property
investors, Destination Resort Developers, private investors, State and Federal
Land Use Agencies, The Oregon Department Of Land Conservation and Development,
and the 1000 Friends of Oregon.
Steve has enjoyed Western fly fishing from his home in Nehalem, Oregon for the
past 20 years. He has fly fished extensively in Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, and
British Columbia, in pursuit of trout and Pacific salmon. In addition to fly
fishing, Steve actively hunts Ruffed and Sharptail Grouse, Hungarian Partridge
and waterfowl from in his hunting camp in Southeast Saskatchewan, which he has
owned since 1974.