Audubon Signature Programs
Natural Resource Management Plan
Natural Resource Management Plan (NRMP) is a comprehensive guidance
document for the development and long-term management of Audubon
Signature projects. It assesses natural resources and environmental
impacts associated with the development and provides strategies for
addressing natural resource issues.
What is included in the
The NRMP is based on the Audubon Principles for Sustainable Resource
Management and includes the assessment of and plans for:
Wildlife conservation and habitat enhancement
Waste reduction and management
Water quality management and monitoring
Integrated pest management
Who prepares the NRMP?
Bronze Program members may use qualified individuals or organizations to
prepare the Natural Resource Management Plan (NRMP).
Upon its completion, the NRMP is submitted to
Audubon International for review and approval.
The NRMP is developed by the Audubon International Environmental
Planning Department for Silver and Gold Program members.
How is the NRMP used?
The project development team is responsible for implementing the
recommendations and best management practices outlined in the NRMP. The
NRMP offers guidance not only during planning, construction, and
development, but continues to guide the management of the property once
development is complete. Periodic updates to the NRMP may need to be
made to address changing environmental conditions or accommodate new
Audubon International staff conducts an on-site environmental audit of
the project upon its completion to ensure that the NRMP has been
implemented satisfactorily. If so, the project earns the designation of
Certified Audubon Signature Sanctuary. To retain certification, the
project must continue to follow the NRMP, submit annual reports and any
appropriate documentation regarding environmental issues, host periodic
re-certification site visits, and maintain current membership status by
submitting annual membership dues.
For more information, contact Nancy E. Richardson, Audubon Signature
Program Director, at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or (270) 869-9419.