About Natural Resources Division

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The Natural Resources Division is comprised of two unique sections. The Lands Section is responsible for habitat and wildlife management and public access on nearly 30,000 acres of conserved public land. The Marine Section houses the artificial reef, manatee protection, navigational aids and abandoned vessel programs. The division goal is to "conserve and protect" the natural resources in Manatee County utilizing adaptive management and minimal impact public access and utilization.