This study addresses the potential impact of societal issues and attitudes surrounding development of low-temperature geothermal energy (LTGE) in an environmentally sensitive area. The purpose of such pre-development research is to effectively mitigate social concerns regarding LTGE if the development of this unconventional energy source is determined to be technically, economically, and environmentally feasible. Historically, the lack of broad-scale stakeholder input has led to public resistance and divisive confrontations that have slowed or terminated the development of energy production initiatives. The intent of this study is to create a methodology that could be used to reduce the probability of such actions. The research will be conducted in Matagorda County, Texas using The Nature Conservancy’s Clive Runnells Family Mad Island Marsh Preserve (MIMP) as an example of an environmentally sensitive area in which LTGE could be developed. The MIMP is a unique and fragile ecosystem consisting of marsh and wetlands habitats, coastal prairies, and a diversity of wildlife.