Naturalization is an ecologically-based approach to landscape management used to transform highly-maintained land to a more natural condition.
For more than 20 years, Edmonton has been reverting sections of open space to a more natural state. Many of these areas are along arterial and collector roadways, around stormwater ponds and in low-use parkland. These areas are not part of the regular mowing cycle, and may contain trees, shrubs or wildflowers.
This map shows naturalized sites that the City has been actively working in from 2013-2016, although many of the roadway sites and some park sites underwent the first stage of naturalization in the early 1990s.
Expand the map by clicking to sort by stage and landscape type.
For a detailed look at all the information regarding our naturalizaed sites check out the Open Data map.