Environmental Stewardship

​Our mission is to provide information, plans and options to promote conservation of Oakland County's natural environment while supporting sustainable economic growth, development and redevelopment.

Oakland County is blessed with an abundance of unique landforms and exceptional natural features created by retreating glaciers some 14,000 years ago.

Enjoying more natural lakes than any other county in the state (over 1,400), containing the headwaters of 5 major rivers (Rouge, Clinton, Shiawassee, Flint and Huron) along with providing over 89,000 acres of parkland, Oakland County delivers exceptional opportunities for the outdoor enthusiasts.

​​Environmental Stewardship Services

The Oakland County Planning Division provides a variety of environmental stewardship programs and services to local governments, non-profits, developers, and citizen groups.​

​​Environmental Stewardship Resources​

The Planning Division has developed a number of plans and resources focused on environmental stewardship and open space preservation.​

​Contact us for more information about our Environmental Stewardship programs and upcoming networking opportunities.​