We envision a region where: Protected natural areas provide habitats for wildlife, and places where people can enjoy nature forever. Residents and visitors are active stewards of trails, parks, open spaces, waterways, and wildlife. People benefit from clean and healthy waterways and open spaces. The economy thrives from the outdoor recreation industry, as well as partnerships with federal, state, and local governments and their funding sources. Residents and visitors have access to trails, parks, and open spaces to enjoy outdoor recreation.