Natural Resources Management - Pine Trees

Mission Statement

To provide efficient responsive services that enhance the quality of life, meet common needs, and promote a safe and healthy community. To conserve, restore, and protect our natural and built environments through ecologically sound and sustainable development principles. To ensure compliance with policies, codes, rules, regulations and permits in a proper, timely manner as prescribed by the law and enforcement codes. The department consists of the following county divisions:  Environmental Enforcement, Marine Resources, Mosquito Control, Natural Resources Conservation, RESTORE, and Water Quality & Land Management.

FY 2015-2016 Accomplishments

  • Managed over $30 million in competitive grants for natural resources projects including water quality and habitat improvement projects.
  • Conducted groundwater and surface water sampling for county landfills at a cost savings of approximately $100,000 annually.
  • Coordinated RESTORE Act program for county, and obtained over $20 million in RESTORE funds.
  • Received NELAC Certification for the County Water Quality Laboratory.
  • Completed the Pensacola Beach Renourishment Project.
  • Responded to more than 8,000 environmental code enforcement complaints, removed 234 tons of trash and litter, and removed 460 illegal dump sites.
  • Six new artificial reefs were deployed in the Gulf of Mexico, and two new artificial reefs were deployed in the Park West Snorkeling Reef.
  • Initiated development of the design, engineering and permitting for a new public boat ramp on Perdido Bay.
  • Mosquito Control Division responded to 821 service requests and treated 57,168 acres.
  • Secured $6.15 million in Emergency Watershed Project funds.
  • Assisted in implementing conservation cost share practices/programs for our county's farm producers.


Dollars of competitive grants managed for natural resources projects


Environmental code enforcement complaints responded to


Tons of trash and litter removed