Minnesotans take great pride in our natural resources. As our population grows and demands on resources intensify, that pride remains steady — but our approach to conservation must evolve. Caring for the land, air and water that supports us and other living things is more urgent than ever, and we must be prepared to address the challenge.
The Conservation Agenda sets strategic direction for natural resources and measures conservation results. It contains two parts:
DNR’s 10-Year Strategic Plan
Learn about the DNR’s four goals and their associated challenges, strategies and actions that drive our conservation work.
Goal 1: Natural Resources Conservation
Goal 2: Outdoor Recreation
Goal 3: Natural Resources Economy
Goal 4: Operational Excellence
View a complete list of measurable performance indicators and conservation targets.
Our mission is to work with citizens to conserve and manage the state’s natural resources, to provide outdoor recreation opportunities, and to provide for commercial uses of natural resources in a way that creates a sustainable quality of life.