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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. Our primary responsibility is to control invasive species to help preserve our natural environment. Miami-Dade's forests are surrounded by an urban and agricultural landscape from which exotic plants easily escape. Exotic plants continue to invade our natural areas. It is more cost-effective to institute a preventive maintenance program to ensure that our natural areas do not degrade from neglect. Our crews have twenty years experience working in and restoring south Florida's delicate habitats. NAM provides natural resources management services as well as scientific and environmental expertise to various county, state and federal agencies.