The final plan was devised through extensive GIS mapping and intensive site visits to ensure that the proposed solution fit with the nature of the land. The development is nestled on the site in already disturbed areas, and near existing infrastructure. This allows more than 90% of the 300 acres to remain undisturbed and open for existing wildlife habitat, existing agricultural uses and restored meadow. The selected design is based on the concept of a small western ranch community. Facilities are provided for the headquarters of a conservation and research institute as well as residences available for sale and lease to members and associates of the institute. Finally, the plan incorporates community facilities serving the researchers, residences, visiting scientists, and other groups recreating or taking part in research at the ranch.