PRESS & AWARDS


Fred Phillips Consulting (FPC) has a long track record of award-winning planning and design. Our work has been the subject of cover stories in Landscape Architecture and Restoration Ecology magazines. More recently, projects built by FPC have been featured in both film and museum exhibits at the Heard Museum, one of the most notable Native American museums in the United States.

Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, including its Yuma East Wetlands project was used as a case study for heritage areas in Charting a Future for National Heritage Areas, a study published by the National Park System Advisory Board. Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area was designated one of the top 10 Heritage Areas.

Press
Ecological Restoration Magazine, “Importance of Native Understory for Bird and Butterfly Communities in a Riparian and Marsh Restoration Project on the Lower Colorado River, Arizona”, by Heidi Kloeppel and Fred Phillips. December 2015 Issue

Etched Magazine, "The Day We Set the Colorado River Free." by Rowan Jacobsen / Photos by Fred Phillips January Issue 2015

Outside Magazine, "Open the Floodgates: The Day We Set The Colorado River Free." by Rowan Jacobsen / Photos by Peter McBride. July Issue 2014

Orion Magazine, "Down by the River: A riverbank restoration revives a desert city." by Rowan Jacobsen. November/December Issue 2014

Landscape Architecture Magazine, "Fluid Boundaries: Wetland Restoration on the Lower Colorado River Yields Practical Lessons for Two Countries' Arid Expanses" by Jonathan Lerner/Photography by Fred Phillips, ASLA. November 2014 Issue

Landscape Architecture Foundation, "Case Study Briefs: Yuma East Wetlands, Phases 1 and 2" A study featured in the Landscape Performance Series, an online resource created to showcase sustainable landscape solutions. LAF 2014

Our Shared Border: Success Stories in U.S.-Mexico Collaboration, “Yuma East Wetlands,” Washington, D.C. Border Research Partnership/Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, by Robert Donnelly, January, 2012.

Arizona Highways, “Revival Minister,” by Jacki Mieler, March 2012 Issue.

Landscape Architecture Magazine, “Same River Twice: A massive project returns diversity and health to lower Colorado River wetlands and suggests new definitions of landscape restoration”, by Kim Sorvig. November 2009 Issue

Ecological Restoration Magazine, feature cover story, “Restoring a Colorado River Wetland”, by Fred Phillips, Charles Flynn, and Heidi Kloeppel. December 2009 Issue

Landscape Architecture Magazine, feature cover story,  “Dessert Passage: An ecological restoration on the banks of the Colorado test a young practitioners mettle”, by Bill Johnson. March 2000 Issue

Natives Peoples Magazine, “The ‘Ahamacave, Down the Colorado”, by Fred Phillips. June 2000 Issue

Restoration Ecology, “‘Ahakhav Tribal Preserve, Colorado River Indian Tribes Initiate a Major Riparian Restoration Project” University of Wisconsin Press

Featured in Arizona Highways

Awards
2014 Waterfront Center Annual Honor Award (Link to Awards Page)
The Waterfront Center
Yuma Crossing Riverfront Project
Awarded for waterfront projects of outstanding excellence

2007 National Public Works Project of the Year Award in the Category of Projects Less than $2 Million
Yuma East Wetlands Restoration

2007 Arizona Chapter of Arizona Public Works Association (APWA), Recipient of the Public Works Project of the Year in the Environment (less than $2 million) category
Yuma East Wetlands Restoration

2007 Commissioner’s Cooperative Conservation Award of Excellence
Bureau of Reclamation, Department of Interior 
Yuma East Wetlands Restoration
Awarded for building community connections in the Yuma East Wetlands

2004 Award of Excellence
Partner in Stewardship, Department of Interior
Awarded for building community connections in the Yuma East Wetlands

Outstanding Project of the Year
Bureau of Indian Affairs Woodlands Program
’Ahakhav Tribal Preserve