Preserve, protect, and restore natural communities, ecosystems and their processes and habitat throughout the city and metropolitan area and provide for the needs of native species in balance with human habitation.
- Promote compact land use patterns integrated with conservation of natural habitats and natural aquatic systems to provide corridors for wildlife movement and protect the sustainability of natural biotic communities.
- Protect and restore important plant and wildlife communities when making land use and development decisions.
- Preserve and restore native plant communities as a valued community resource, as habitat for native biota, and as a means to maintain ecosystem processes.
- Prevent pollution, damage, and adverse changes to aquatic habitats; pursue and encourage restoration of natural hydrology and aquatic habitats.
- Minimize the impact of noise, lights, hazards, and other disturbances on wildlife in the design of infrastructure and development.
- Establish land management and maintenance practices to restore and sustain natural communities, habitats, and ecosystem processes.
- Provide appropriate and strategic access to natural areas for the community?s residents.
- Manage human and wildlife interaction to improve biodiversity and native species in the community.