The "Adopt-A-Natural Area" Volunteer Program was initiated by the Oakland County Parks and Recreation Natural Resource Stewardship Program in 2011. Enrolled volunteers are provided with background and training to assist natural resources management staff in stewarding key high-quality natural communities throughout the park system’s 6800 acres. Volunteers are invited to steward a unique natural area through all four seasons at a park of their choice during their year-long commitment. Volunteer stewardship efforts include pre and post prescribed burn surveys, invasive species mapping and management, and wildlife surveys.
||Adopt-a-Natural Area: Training Guide|
|The Adopt-A-Natural Area Training Guide provides an overview of field survey and natural area management methodologies that volunteers engage in throughout the field season. Materials are presented in a formal training session delivered by staff annually. For information on up-coming training opportunities, please visit the Volunteer website.|
||Adopt-a-Natural Area: Documents, Forms & Maps|
|Park-specific information, maps, and datasheets can be accessed via the ‘Forms & Maps’ link on the left.|
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