ecoplan:net ltd. is Canada's first ecotourism and sustainable tourism consulting firm. The company has undertaken assignments in nine countries and throughout the USA / Hawaii and Canada. ecoplan:net founder and president, James Mac Gregor brings 30 years of consulting experience to the firm and has developed an international reputation in ecotourism and sustainable tourism planning, product development, marketing and training. ecoplan:net services have won many commendations including the prestigious Green Globe Achievement Award.

ecoplan:net has extensive experience in all aspects of tourism planning and development, however over the past decade the firm has focused on ecotourism, sustainable tourism, adventure and educational travel, green management and protected area planning.

Team members have more than 25 years experience in the following services:

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT PLANNING

- ecotourism
- rural
- adventure
- sustainable
- educational
- community
- marine

NATIONAL/REGIONAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT POLICIES

- guidelines and criteria
- management structures
- partnerships/alliances
- implimentation strategies
- training initiatives

BUSINESS PLANNING FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS
AND MANAGEMENT

- accommodation and campgrounds
- tour operations
- destination management agencies

TOURISM MARKETING

- primary/secondary research
- visitor projections
- strategic planning
- database development and management
- theme preparation/product testing

TOURISM TRAINING WORKSHOPS

- tourism planning process
- product development and packaging
- green marketing/public relations
- protected area planning
- business development/management
- train-the-trainer programs

ECOLODGE PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

- ecodesign guidelines
- sustainable architecture
- low impact site development
- sustainable technology

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AND SITE DESIGN

- resource inventory
- construction drawings and specifications

PARK AND PROTECTED AREA PLANNING

- park master plans
- sustainable development guidelines
- attraction/facility/infrastructure planning and design
- coastal/marine park/protedted area management
- biodiversity protection/management

COMMUNITY PLANNING

- urban design
- park and open space planning
- public consultation
- bylaws and regulations

INDIGENOUS/ABORIGINAL TOURISM PLANNING

- cultural tourism product development
- tour operations and management
- cultural centre design

TOUR OPERATION PLANNING

- ecotourism guide training
- tour planning and management
- camp operations
- marketing and promotion


THE FIRM - TRAINING WORKSHOPS - CONSULTING SERVICES - ADVISORY BOARDS - OUR CLIENTS - THE TEAM - AVAILABLE PUBLICATIONS

CURRENT PROJECTS
- PHOTO GALLERY