What is a natural area?
Wild and non-programmed area that receives little to no maintenance
- Providing carbon‐reducing sustainable landscapes that cleanse air and water, replenish aquifers, reduce stormwater runoff, and protect wildlife habitat;
- Offering the public access to safe, affordable, and healthy ways to experience and appreciate nature
- Contributing significantly to the economic well‐being of communities through energy and resource conservation and providing many economic benefits to communities derived from outdoor recreation.