Contact Us:  503-930-4840

Creo Solutions brings specialized expertise in landscape architecture, planning, and general business management.  Located in the heart of historic Independence, we support clients with creative design and business solutions.  

Landscape Architecture & Planning
Creating positive outcomes for communities through natural resource and environmental planning, community placemaking, and public involvement.  Creo Solutions is focused on providing sound technical analysis, project management, and a collaborative approach to relationships that results in creative designs that solve problems.


  • Project Management
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Community Planning
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Visual Resource Management
  • Camouflage and Color Mitigation
  • Environmental Planning
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Public Involvement
  • Grant Writing

General Management Consulting Services
Creo Solutions provides education and training on new business startup, business process improvement, and business development initiatives.  Areas of expertise include operations and administrative management issues including financial planning and budgeting, records management, strategic planning, and leadership training and development.


  • Strategic Planning & Implementation
  • Financial Strategy & Reporting
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Business Development
  • Staff Engagement
  • Training and Development
  • Performance Management & Improvement
  • Meeting Facilitation

Contact Information


278 S Main Street

Independence, OR 97351


Kate Schwarzler

(503) 930-4840



Tech Note 446 - The Use of Color for Camouflage Concealment of Facilities | Bureau of Land Management

Analyzing Visual Resources in an Urban Context | 2013 Virginia ASLA Spring Meeting Presentation

Analyzing Visual Resources in an Urban Context | 2013 NAEP Conference Presentation

Inventorying the Visual Environment Managing | 2010 ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo Presentation

New Impacts from Energy Development | 2010 NARRP Conference Presentation

Managing the Visual Environment | 2013 SAME Symposium Presentation

The Art and Science of Camouflage for Visual Mitigation in the Landscape | 2012 NAEP Conference Presentation

Visual Resource Considerations in the Reclamation Equation | 2008 High Altitude Revegetation Presentation