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Natural Assets
Also referred to as "eco-assets" or "natural resources".

This is a broad class of physical assets that includes all natural resources.




Asset Inventory and Hierarchy
The following table provides a summary of the some of the components (asset inventory) of this asset class.

 such as
  • Rivers, streams, lakes, ditches, etc
  • Forests, Trees, agriculture, etc
  • Minerals, mining, etc.
Listed below are some of the key attributes of natural assets:




Risk Management

A. Risk Identification
This is the process of finding and describing the risks, within the context of the organization. Listed below are some of the key asset risks associated with this asset class.



Stakeholder Management

A. Stakeholder Identification
This is the process of determining the different stakeholder groups. Listed below are some of the key stakeholders associated with this asset class.

CategoryIDStakeholder Group
Internal stakeholders1Council
2Executive management
3Functional management
4Operations staff
5Maintenance Staff
6Other
External stakeholders7Safety regulators
8Environmental regulators
9General public
10Neighbouring property owners
11Contractors
12Consultants
13Other






Management Principles
Listed below are some management principles and techniques associated with natural assets:
Asset hierarchy extending acorss all asset classes
Fig. Asset hierarchy extending across all asset classes with natural assets alongside the class of built assets.


I. Care trying to integrate the linear assets, vertical assets and portable assets in his portfolio
Fig. I. Care trying to integrate the linear assets, vertical assets and portable assets (the built assets) in his portfolio with some of the natural assets.

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    Natural assets (N) as part of the N-L-V-P asset classification scheme in a municipal setting
    Fig. Natural assets (N) as part of the N-L-V-P asset classification scheme in a municipal setting.

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