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As we continue our recovery and cleanup efforts, please visit the Emergency website for the latest information on openings and closings in Miami-Dade County.

Natural Areas Management

The Natural Areas Management Division (NAM) of the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department is responsible for restoration and management of 98 nature preserves totaling morethan 26,000 acres of land.

NAM provides natural resources management services as well as scientific and environmental expertise to various county, state and federal agencies.


Natural Areas Management (NAM) Deering-Powers Wetland Construction

Nature Preserves & Resource Management

Our crews have twenty years experience working in and restoring south Florida's delicate habitats. Hands down we have the most effective and hard working teams to steward these valuable natural resources.

Research & Permits

Natural Areas Management operates on a 60 day processing cycle and makes every effort to review applications within 30 days to find them complete and have an additional 30 days to decide whether to issue or deny the request. This process is driven by the volume of applications received within the office and the complexity of the request. Typically NAM is able to review and make a final decision within 45 days.


Working in remote natural settings is not the easiest and there is so much work to be done that requires expertise in a variety of areas, Natural Areas Management partners with different agencies, programs, groups and entities to maximize natural resource management and protection for south Florida's fragile habitats and stressed native species.

Volunteer Programs

One of the ways we are able to keep our activities up to date is to learn from and work with Researchers, Volunteers, Students, and Citizen Scientists on a variety of projects.

Resources Center

Our Resources Center has a host of natural resources related data, additional sources of information and links to help you learn all about south Florida's habitats and the resource management work that we do.

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