Council Oak is a small, public policy consulting firm that focuses on natural resources, environmental, and infrastructure topics.

Collaboration & Dispute Resolution

Council Oak facilitators assist clients in reaching collaborative decisions, managing conflicts, and resolving disputes in a variety of contexts.
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Program Evaluation & Assessment

Program evaluation is a cornerstone to effective program execution and evolution, enabling managers to assess whether and how a program is fulfilling its intended purpose.
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Communications & Public Involvement

Communicating your goals, accomplishments, or challenges is critical in today’s environment. Council Oak will work to determine your communication needs and develop effective and appropriate materials.
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Strategic Planning & Public Policy Support

Deliberate strategic planning will help you and your organization achieve desired outcomes. With a strategic plan in place, program and policy support will help achieve your goals.
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Council Oak was founded on the belief that the value of our work lies not just in what we do, but in how we do it. Collaboration is more than just a buzzword, and scientifically-informed decisions, clear communication, and meaningful stakeholder engagement really can make policies better.

Council Oak exceeds expectations in both the interpretation of needs and quality of products provided to the Planning Community of Practice.

Council Oak Client

Thanks for your tremendous assistance with the workshop – your unflappable presence was a key to our success.


Council Oak Client