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4.3.3 Natural Environments

The city owns and manages thousands of acres of

parks, natural areas and greenways. These lands and

their corridors provide wildlife habitat, improve water

quality, reduce stormwater runoff, lower surrounding

air temperatures, and provide outdoor recreation and

educational opportunitie throughout the city.

Goal 1: The City of Raleigh will continue

to expand residents’ awareness of the

environmental, economic and social

benefits of natural areas.

Goal 2: The City of Raleigh will continue

to protect, enhance, and expand natural

environment areas.

Goal 3: The City of Raleigh will balance the

protection of natural environments while

continuing to provide appropriate public

access and use.

Goal 4: The City of Raleigh will provide

access to outdoor recreation and adventure

opportunities throughout the city.

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Objective 2A:

Continue to provide stewardship of

natural environments, ecological systems and local

watersheds through best management practices.

Objective 2B:

Provide additional natural resource lands

as opportunities exist through acquisition, partnerships,

non-profits or other means.

Objective 2C:

Support Green Infrastructure Planning

(GIP) throughout the city.

The City of Raleigh will continue to protect, enhance,

and expand natural environment areas.

#2

Objective 3A

:

Improve and promote public access

options such as greenway trails and public transit

to natural areas for educational, recreational and

environmental research opportunities.

Objective 3B

:

Develop policies addressing the balance

between protection and recreation through collaboration

with outdoor conservation professionals, scientists and

community advocates.

The City of Raleigh will balance the protection of

natural environments while continuing to provide

appropriate public access and use.

#3

Objective 1A:

Foster a culture of thinking and acting

within a broad regional ecological framework.

Objective 1B:

Identify and cultivate planning

partnerships among the spectrum of agencies and

organizations with similar goals and ecological

jurisdictions.

Objective 1C:

Promote education and awareness of

ecological benefits of natural areas, floodplains, watershed

preservation, and ecological conservation.

#1

The City of Raleigh will continue to expand residents’

awareness of the environmental, economic and social

benefits of natural areas.

Objective 4A:

Develop regional outdoor adventure hubs.

Objective 4B:

Provide access through public transit,

greenway trail, and bicycle facilities connectivity to

regional adventure recreation hub(s).

Objective 4C:

Provide access through public transit,

greenway trail, and bicycle facilities connectivity to lake-

based recreation opportunities.

Objective 4D:

Provide small, urban outdoor adventure

recreation opportunities and interfaces with natural areas.

#4

The City of Raleigh will provide access to outdoor

recreation and adventure opportunities throughout

the city.