Natural Area

What is a natural area?

Wild and non-programmed area that receives little to no maintenance 


  • Providing carbon‐reducing sustainable landscapes that cleanse air and water, replenish aquifers, reduce stormwater runoff, and protect wildlife habitat;
  • Offering the public access to safe, affordable, and healthy ways to experience and appreciate nature
  • Contributing significantly to the economic well‐being of communities through energy and resource conservation and providing many economic benefits to communities derived from outdoor recreation.
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