Project: Revise and update the management plan for the Wekiva Wild and Scenic River to include a more concise summary of key management actions.
Client: The management committee for the Wekiva Wild and Scenic River
Project Team: Exum Associates and GAI for GIS analysis, graphic design, and public input.


Update the Comprehensive River Management Plan and defined management actions to sustain or improve the Outstandingly Remarkable Values of the Wekiva Wild and Scenic River System.


  • Creating a concise document that addresses the complexities of managing a wild and scenic river adjacent to the urban populations associated with the City of Orlando.
  • Incorporating the priorities and opinions of more than a dozen partner agencies which collaborate to form the advisory management committee.
  • Compiling decades of scientific research, technical bulletins, management plans and ecological survey data to form a historical context for the Comprehensive River Management Plan.


  • Created a concise document, and a separate Executive Summary that highlights the current “state of the river” and identifies key management actions to sustain or improve environmental conditions and the recreation experience.
  • Facilitated the input of partner agencies to ensure their priorities were consistent with objectives in the management plan.
  • Created a GIS-based StoryMap that gives a virtual tour of the Wekiva River System. Tour the StoryMap.