Ramsey County owns and operates Tamarack Nature Center (TNC) near White Bear Lake, MN. TNC is a 320 acre site located in Bald Eagle – Otter Lake Regional Park. The County felt the traditional nature center had the potential to perform a more vital role in engaging children and families in nature. The County and others want to get children more involved in the dynamics of nature and reverse the negative affects of "nature deficit" in our young people. In 2006, the County hired the HKGi team to prepare a Comprehensive Master Plan to revitalize TNC to become a true destination for the region. HKGi worked closely with the County project planning team and was assisted by James Roe, an interpretive specialist; Forecast Public Arts; Gary Hittle, Landscape Architect; and Kodet Architects.