Parks & Recreation

Natural Resources Management Program Plan (NRMPP)

The Natural Resources Management Program Plan (NRMPP) mission is to identify, assess, and invest in the most meaningful tracts of Duluth’s publicly owned open space lands in order to preserve their ecological functions and values, enhance the ecosystem services they provide, and reduce impacts of natural disasters.

The NRMPP includes a set of adaptive tools designed to tell the on-going story of natural resource work in the City, document the decisions for project prioritization and strategies, and map and collect data to help us better understand the state of our natural resources.

In March 2022, the NRMPP was approved by the Natural Resources Commission and City Council. The project was funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and was designed with City partners who share the mission of protecting and enhancing these lands. Moving forward, the City will use the approved NRMPP to guide its future natural resources priorities and focus areas.

For more information about the plan:

The NRMPP is designed as a story map for ease of reading, future adaptation, and map viewing. The NRMPP story map can be found at: 

You can also contact the City’s Natural Resources Coordinator at 218-580-9150 or