Natural Resources

The Natural Resources Division is responsible for the maintenance and care of Plano’s nature preserves and soft surface trails. The division ensures the quality of life for Plano residents by managing and protecting the city’s abundant natural resources through active management as well as collaborating with community members, organizations and groups. Active management of resources like watersheds, wildlife and water allows the city to forecast challenges, solve complex opportunities, and anticipate and meet future needs.

The Natural Resources Division’s commitment to excellence is evident in a number of other programs, including:

  • Nest box program
  • Invasive weed control
  • Prescribed burns (with Plano Fire-Rescue)
  • Promoting stewardship and community partnerships
  • Maintenance of soft surface trails
  • Wildlife and plant life observation and documentation
  • Pond maintenance
  • Prairie restoration