Environmental Stewardship Projects
Our Green Infrastructure Vision focuses on identifying an interconnected network of green space that conserves natural ecosystem values and functions, guides sustainable development, and provides associated economic and quality of life benefits to local communities.
Active trail and pathway planning has been going on in Oakland County for more than 30 years. The county-wide non-motorized system is envisioned to serve a diverse range of users, providing safe and well-maintained linkages to important natural, cultural and civic destinations and other points of interest within and outside of the county.
For more information or to get a map of Oakland County’s growing network of trails and paths, visit Destination Oakland.
Riparian Corridor Planning
This project identifies the significant wildlife habitat; water quality protection; and scenic, recreation, historical or cultural value of river corridors in Oakland county. The five major rivers in the county are the Huron, Rouge, Shiawassee, Clinton and Flint.
With the help of Michigan Natural Features Inventory we’ve identified potential conservation areas in Oakland County. These areas are dominated by native vegetation and have potential for harboring high quality natural areas and unique natural features.
Rouge Green Corridor
This project’s goals include developing an identity for the Rouge River Corridor and preparing a habitat management plan for its natural resources.
The Local Food Resources map highlights all of the farmer’s markets, retail establishments selling local food, and local producers in Oakland County. Local food is important because it:
- Supports local businesses and communities
- Requires less energy to bring to market
- Builds connections between producers and consumers
- Tastes great and its fresh!
This initiative focuses on the importance and the benefits of using native plants in local landscape design projects and the removal of invasive species.
To locate additional information or reports specific to an environmental stewardship project please reference our research portal.