Natural Resource Division

Outdoor Murfreesboro Natural Resources logo - Orange circle, white bird on branch silhouette, textSet in the heart of Middle Tennessee, Murfreesboro is surrounded by one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in North America. Outdoor Murfreesboro’s Natural Resource Team works to:

  • Catalog the amazing diversity of species in our natural areas and monitor native plant and animal populations.
  • Manage Murfreesboro's natural areas to support ecosystem health and function, biological integrity, and human enjoyment.
  • Restore degraded natural areas to a more pristine state by removing exotic invasive plants and animals, revegetating with locally-native (indigenous) plant species, and mitigating issues caused by runoff and pollution.
  • Build community partnerships and outfit Murfreesboro’s residents with knowledge and tools to practice environmental conservation at home and in the community.
  1. Natural Resource Management
  2. M'boro Indigenous Plant Project
  3. Conservation in Action

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It's what we do. 

Natural resource management is the informed stewardship of natural spaces and systems, including their component parts, such as soil, water, vegetation, and wildlife. From pollinator plots at Old Fort Park to water quality improvement in our streams and rivers, and from biological surveys to trail maintenance, our team is engaged in monitoring and improving conditions in Murfreesboro's natural areas. 

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Volunteer with us!

Signup Genius website - Opens in new windowOutdoor Murfreesboro offers many volunteer activities in the great outdoors throughout the year. Come help us care for Murfreesboro's wonderful natural setting, get some fresh air, and meet others who share your enthusiasm for nature. Sign up (on our page) for specific events or just let us know what your interests are, and we'll contact you when we have an upcoming event we think you might enjoy.