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 system's, 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.
Control of deer densities, removal of invasive species, restoration of natural
fire cycles through prescribed burns, and reintroduction of native plants are
among the suite of land management tools applied to achieve this goal.