In 2017 the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) began a two-phase study to collect quantitative and qualitative data for urban park natural areas in Minneapolis, MN parks to inform management activities. The first phase took existing GIS data and quality ranking systems and tailored them to the Minneapolis park system. The second phase, which is still in process, involves field checking the data, applying the quality ranking system, and writing a management plan.
Holmberg, Marcia A.; Pilger, Debra L.; and Barrick, Jeremy R.
"Plant Community Assessment and Management Recommendations for Minneapolis Park Natural Areas,"
Cities and the Environment (CATE):
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/cate/vol13/iss1/5