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Oak Ridge Natural Assets Guidebook

In 2018, Legacy Parks Foundation created a Natural Assets Guidebook for Oak Ridge and the surrounding areas.

The collaborative project was created at the request of the City of Oak Ridge and civic and business leaders from Roane and Anderson Counties in response to recommendations from the Oak Ridge Blueprint Plan that urged the exploration of both recreational opportunities and enhancement of the area’s natural assets.

The Guidebook is intended to be a living, working document that will serve as a philosophical and practical set of guidelines for how to maximize the area’s natural assets so that they provide a sustainable foundation to engage residents, promote wellness, attract tourism, and increase economic development.

The vision driving the Guidebook is to assure that Oak Ridge’s natural assets are perpetually valued and appropriately utilized as economic drivers for the community. It was written with four guiding principles in mind: stewardship, district identity, connectivity, as well as regional and national impact.In 2020, the Oak Ridge Natural Assets Guidebook was completed. View the Guidebook below.

Project Partners

UCOR, UT-Batelle, CNS/Y-12, Oak Ridge Associated Universities 

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