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Natural Resources and Sustainability

​Oakland County Parks function as major ecological hubs within the region by supporting important ecosystems, protecting air and water quality and providing wildlife habitat.

The Oakland County Parks and Recreation natural resources management program focuses on an ecosystem approach to ensuring the health and function of 21 distinct natural communities, including 1200 acres of open water resources and adjacent wetland habitat.

Removal of invasive species, control of deer densities, restoration of natural disturbances (like prescribed burns), and reintroduction of native plants are among the suite of land management tools applied to achieve this goal.

Please contact Sarah Cook-Maylen, Chief of Planning and Environmental Sustainability, with questions or concerns at 248-343-1353 or maylens@oakgov.com.

Interested in completing a research project on Oakland County Parks and Recreation property? Please submit your request here.

Community leaders: Learn about an Invasive Species Funding Opportunity here.