Habitats & Natural Resources

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Hooded merganser flying over Lake Vadnais
Hooded merganser flying over Lake Vadnais

Ramsey County is home to a diverse landscape and animal population, with more than 1,250 species found in or adjacent to the county. County staff manage the land, plants and animals throughout the park system to ensure their health and sustainability.

The Natural Resource Management plan is included within the Ramsey County Parks & Recreation system plan


Prairie management and prescribed burns

Deer management and controlled hunts

Invasive species

Protect our Swans: lead-free lakes and responsible fishing