Diversity, equity, and inclusion are key values of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). We are committed to living out these values in all of our work, whether it's getting people outdoors, creating accessible facilities in state parks, or recruiting a diverse workforce. Here are some ways we are doing that, along with links so you can learn more about the various efforts or become involved.
Welcoming and diverse workplace
We strive to be a workplace that represents the diversity of the state and includes people of all backgrounds. The DNR is a veteran-friendly Yellow Ribbon employer. We also participate in Increasing Diversity in Environmental Careers, which is a college-to-careers pathway program for underrepresented STEM college students interested in pursuing a career in environmental and natural resources.
The DNR has adopted a Language Access Plan to communicate effectively with people with limited English proficiency (LEP) and to provide meaningful access to DNR program information and services for every Minnesotan.
If you are interested in the management of natural resources funds and influencing public policy, you can get involved by visiting our public engagement website.
The DNR prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation or public assistance status in any DNR public service. If you feel like you have been discriminated against, please read our complaint procedures for more information.