No less than 80% of MetroParks’ properties are to be managed in a mostly natural undeveloped state. Conservation management of specific areas to preserve diverse natural habitats within Butler County requires constant work. MetroParks has comprehensive conservation management goals, which are reflected in MetroParks master plans.
Additional management objectives include planting native grasses, wildflowers and trees that will support and nurture the areas by maintaining the growth of plant life at an optimal height for indigenous wildlife. In 2010 the MetroParks employed its first Environmental Projects Coordinator who leads a team of seasonal employees and volunteers to tackle invasive species control in the MetroParks. Other staff resources are employed in this endeavor on an as needed basis.