Natural resource management refers to the management of natural resources such as land, water, soil, plants and animals, with a particular focus on how management affects the quality of life for both present and future generations (stewardship).
Natural resource management deals with managing the way in which people and natural landscapes interact. It brings together land use planning, water management, biodiversity conservation, and the future sustainability of industries like agriculture, mining, tourism, fisheries and forestry. It recognizes that people and their livelihoods rely on the health and productivity of our landscapes, and their actions as stewards of the land play a critical role in maintaining this health and productivity.
OPPD grounds maintenance standards identify the maintenance program of all OPPD properties throughout the District. Grounds standards are governed by a number of regulations, which include federal, state, city and county codes, as well as those enforced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).