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Natural resources are defined as those elements found in nature and include land, vegetation, wildlife, water systems and air. People value these resources because they directly contribute to the physical, mental and economic health and well-being of the community. Management of these resources affects the quality of life in Germantown and the City’s commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship. Natural resource management deals with managing the way people and the natural landscape interact, and specifically focuses on a scientific and technical understanding of resources and ecology and the life-supporting capacity of those resources.

Action Plans

Timeline: 1 to 2 years


  • Create a Natural Resources Division
  • Create a comprehensive database of all natural resources
  • Provide public awareness for understanding of the plan by communicating to residents and stakeholders
  • Improve access to nature and increase public awareness
  • Develop and implement a long-term funding strategy to progress the Natural Resources plan

Timeline: 2 to 5 years


  • Practice and promote innovative energy conservation measures

Timeline: 5 to 10 years


  • Implement a long-term funding strategy to support sustained tree canopy

Action Plans

Timeline: 1 to 2 years


  • Ensure well-stocked fishing lakes and ponds for recreational fishing
  • Develop and implement a streamside buffer ordinance
  • Increase the use of drought-tolerant, low-maintenance native plants in the public landscape
  • Eradicate invasive plants on all public property
  • Increase designated arboretums on public lands

Timeline: 2 to 5 years


  • Create designated, protected wildlife corridors
  • Increase tree planting programs
  • Increase planting of vegetation and habitat restoration to attract desired wildlife, pollinators, birds and butterflies

Action Plans

Timeline: 1 to 2 years


  • Monitor USGS and Groundwater Institute reports
  • Invest in water availability redundancy
  • Protect wetlands and surface water
  • Maintain a national pollutant discharge eliminations system
  • Invest in physical infrastructure rehabilitation and maintenance through a comprehensive IRP plan
  • Implement eco-friendly irrigation systems and retrofits
  • Evaluate long-term non-ground water irrigation options
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GERMANTOWN, TN 38138 | (901) 757-7200
 
©2016 THE CITY OF GERMANTOWN. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.