Conservation Agenda Mid-Plan Update

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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 2015-2025 Conservation Agenda sets the long-term strategic direction for natural resources and measures conservation results. The 2023 – 2027 Strategic Plan highlights near-term priorities and our alignment with the One Minnesota approach to state government as a whole.

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DNR’s 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

Download the 2022 – 2025 Conservation Agenda Mid-Plan Update

Download the 2023-2027 DNR Strategic Plan


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Performance and accountability

Coming soon - a complete list of measurable performance indicators and conservation targets.

DNR’s Mission

Our mission is to work with Minnesotans 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.

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