The statewide program is staffed by professional planners with environmental review expertise in a variety of natural resource areas. Examples include environmental assessment of projects proposals such as fish and wildlife habitat improvements, recreational trails and campgrounds, energy transmission and production, hydropower activities, mining, and work affecting public waters.
Statewide program staff prepare Environmental Assessment Worksheets (EAWs) and Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) for projects where the DNR is the responsible governmental unit (RGU) and has been designated through the Environmental Quality Board rules to prepare the documents for public review. Staff specialists also process responses to requests for Natural Heritage Information System data reviews, for small and large project proposals.
Environmental review program direction.
Environmental review planning director for DNR RGU projects, statewide issues, intra-agency coordination and inter-agency coordination. DNR's technical representative to the EQB. Preparation of environmental review documents when DNR is the RGU.
Environmental Review Operations Lead
Management and coordination of DNR involvement in hydropower projects and in licensing and post-licensing of hydropower projects by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Preparation of environmental review documents when DNR is the RGU. Data Practices Act division designee.
Hydropower Projects Planner
Environmental review planning director for mining projects. Coordination with federal and tribal agencies for mining projects when DNR is RGU. Preparation of environmental review documents when DNR is the RGU.
Preparation of environmental review documents with DNR is the RGU.
Statewide review coordinator for energy projects.
Preparation of environmental review documents when DNR is the RGU.
Coordinates NHIS data requests and reviews environmental documents for rare features information.
Processes NHIS data requests to identify rare features and generates response letters to document results of data requests.