Sisters of St. Joseph Landscape Master Plan for the Brentwood Campus

Project Location: Brentwood, NY
Client: Sisters of St. Joseph

The Sisters of St. Joseph contracted NPV to prepare a Master Plan to guide sustainable use of their 200+ acre campus in Brentwood, NY. The intent of the Master Plan is to support the growth and development of the Brentwood Congregation as a sustainable landscape that reflects the Land Ethic Statement of the Congregation. NPV helped to develop a creative and implementable management plan that supports the Land Ethic Statement “to be aware of varying cultural, political and economic perspectives and the needs of all with whom we share this earth both human and non-human.” The NPV team worked together with the Sisters and the Peconic Land Trust to develop a Master Plan for multiple use areas of the Campus. Components of the project included sustainable planning/implementation for: solar array groundcover landscaping, control of the Southern Pine Beetle, garden and meditation areas, optimized/sustainable use of the agricultural areas, protection of natural areas of the site, native landscape restoration of meadow areas, green infrastructure/stormwater management, preservation of historic features and overall site management for a sustainable future.

Relevant Project Components:

  • Landscape Plans
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Invasive Species Management
  • Habitat Restoration Plans
  • Landscape Education
  • Interpretive Signage
  • Green Infrastructure