Taking care of what we have
The capital assets that the DNR manages belong to the citizens of Minnesota and are essential to providing outdoor recreation and natural resources management.
- Buildings and site infrastructure
- water and wastewater systems
- roads, trails and culverts
- public water accesses
- harbors, marinas and protected accesses
- campsites, group camps, recreation areas and day-use areas
- fish hatcheries
- tree nursery
- water control structures and
- monitoring wells
The agency’s 10-Year Capital Assets Need Report estimates that DNR built assets are valued at $2.9 billion. An estimated annual investment of $184 million will be needed over the next decade to maintain and renew the capital assets under our custodial control.
The DNR must make the repairs in order to provide safe and enjoyable recreational and natural resources experiences for all Minnesotans. The impact of these investments will be felt in construction industry, tourism, contract work, workforce and be aligned with the Minnesota’s Legacy and Trust Fund goals. Investing in our infrastructure now saves the additional cost of doing business later
Repair costs increase about 8 percent annually, so addressing these problems now saves Minnesota money over time.