Parks & Recreation

Natural Resources Managment Program Plan (NRMPP)


Project Status: Planning

Project Overview:

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 project is funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and is being designed along with the City’s partners whose missions are also to work on these lands. In the end, the NRMPP will include 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.

Project Update:

The NRMPP progress and timeline is frequently brought before the Natural Resource Commission for discussion and input. These meetings are part of the City’s public process and all are welcome. In addition, on November 8 at 6:00 p.m., the City will hold a public information meeting specifically designed to provide information on the NRMPP background, tools and next steps toward completing the foundation of the City’s first ever program plan for natural resources. 

The meeting agenda will include:

  • the program’s mission and goals
  • the public lands to be included
  • the types of work going on
  • hopes for the future
  • a discussion on how this effort will support a more resilient Duluth


To join the November 8 virtual meeting, please visit and select “Parks & Recreation Public

This meeting will be recorded and posted to this page for those who cannot attend the meeting on November 8. 

Important Documents:

Natural Resources Management Program Plan - Public Meeting (November 8, 2021)

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