Protection and restoration of natural resources is a major component of Dakota County’s mission for its parks system. The goal of the Comprehensive Natural Resources Management Plan is to improve the experience for visitors to Dakota County Parks by enhancing the quality of natural resources. Objectives of the plan include:
- Protecting and restoring natural systems
- Emphasizing use of native plant species
- Reducing maintenance costs by promoting self-sustaining wildlife and plant communities
- Gaining input on the plan from affected cities, agencies, organizations, and the general public
A new Natural Resources Management Plan is currently being developed.