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Natural Areas

Natural Areas Plans, Policies & Research#

Master Plan#

The Natural Areas Master Plan and Executive Summary was created in 2014. The Natural Areas Master Plan is updated every 10 years.

Past Plans

Research and Survey Reports#

Indicators and Standards for Quality Visitor Experiences

Interpretive Sign Evaluation

Resident Surveys

Visitor Surveys

Research Tools


An easement is required for any work on/access to the City's Natural Areas.

Typical projects requiring easements or rights-of-way include but are not limited to streets, water, sewer, drainage, flood control, electric power, and telecommunications facilities.