Natural Areas Management

The Natural Areas Management Division (NAM) of the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department is responsible for the restoration and management of over 45 nature preserves and the on-the-ground maintenance of over 80 nature preserves, totaling more than 26,000 acres of land. Our primary responsibility is to control invasive species to help preserve our native habitats, which are surrounded by an urban and agricultural landscape from which exotic plants easily escape and invade our natural areas. Our crews have thirty years’ experience maintaining and restoring south Florida's delicate upland and wetland habitats. NAM provides natural resources management services as well as scientific and environmental expertise to various county, state and federal agencies.