Strategic Directions


DNR seeks to achieve the following goals. Meeting these goals will require vision and the collaboration of many, including other agencies, local units of government, nonprofits, businesses, citizens and stakeholders.


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Minnesota's prosperity

Conservation of Minnesota's natural resources will provide a solid foundation for a strong economy, a healthy environment, and vibrant communities
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Waters and watersheds

Minnesota's water resources and watersheds will be conserved and enhanced
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Natural lands

Minnesota's natural lands and habitats will be conserved and enhanced
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Fisheries and wildlife

Minnesota's fish and wildlife populations will be healthy and provide great recreation opportunities
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Outdoor recreation

Minnesota will have a high-quality and diverse outdoor recreation system
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Organization effectiveness

DNR will effectively and efficiently deliver services to meet our mission
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