Ecological and Water Resources is one of seven divisions within the Department of Natural Resources. Programs in the division are organized into four sections:
- Ecosystem Management and Protection: Invasive Species, Conservation Management and Rare Resources, Nongame Wildlife, Minnesota Biological Survey
- Conservation Assistance and Regulation: Environmental Review, Land Use, Dam Safety and Permits, Water Regulation
- Inventory, Monitoring and Analysis: Hydrogeology/Groundwater, Lake Ecology, River Ecology, Water Monitoring and Surveys
- Strategic Information Systems: Business Operations, Communications and Planning, and Information Technology
Ecological and Water Resources has more than 400 staff and 38 distinct programs, creating a diverse and skilled professional workforce.
Healthy lands and waters throughout Minnesota.
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Information about nongame wildlife, rare resources, Scientific and Natural Areas, and ecosystem health.
Information about water management, data and mapping, and permitting.