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City of Philadelphia

Ecosystem Management

PPR's Ecosystem Management group is responsible for the on-the-ground work of the projects and studies in the natural areas of the parks system including wooded areas, vegetative cover, streams, ponds, drainage ways and other natural resources.
The Ecosystem Management group:
  • Is responsible for developing resources necessary for the conservation and restoration of the natural lands, including native plant propagation¬†
  • Is the primary liaison in our partnership with Philadelphia Water Department.¬†
  • Works with the Urban Forestry group to preserve existing wooded parks and natural areas, and plant trees in parks, natural areas and other public open spaces to improve the overall tree canopy.