DNR Acronyms

Acronym Meaning

AA

Affirmative Action

ACLT

Associated Contract Loggers and Truckers

ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act

ADM

Administration

ADMIN (DOA)

Department of Administration

ADR

Alternate Dispute Resolution

AFA

Application for Federal Assistance

AFBF

American Farm Bureau Federation

AFS

American Fisheries Society

AFSCME

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

AG (MDA)

Department of Agriculture (MN Department of Agriculture)

AGO (AG's)

Attorney General's Office

AID

Account Identification Number

AMA

Aquatic Management Area

AMC

Association of Minnesota Counties

APM

Aquatic Plant Management

APO

Administrative Penalty Orders

ARC

Animal Rights Coalition

ASFPM Association of State Flood Plain Managers

ATV

All-Terrain Vehicle

AUAR

Alternative Urban Area wide Review (a form of environmental review)

BA

Bureau Administrator

BIA

Bureau of Indian Affairs

BIEL

Bureau of Information, Education, and Licensing

BFE Base flood elevation

BLM

Bureau of Land Management (Federal)

BMP

Best Management Practices

BREM (REM)

Bureau of Real Estate Management

BWCA

Boundary Waters Canoe Area

BWCAW

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

BWI

Boating While Intoxicated

BWSR

Board of Water and Soil Resources

B&WS

Boat and Water Safety

C-TECH

Technical Advisory Group to Senior Managers Council

CAC

Commissioner's Advisory Council (SNAs)

CAPT

Captain

CCM Conservation Corps Minnesota
CAPRA Capital Asset Preservation Rehabilitation Account

CBMA

Conservation Business Management Association

CFM

Cooperative Forest Management

CIP

Capital Improvement Project

CMO

Commissioner's Office

CMP

Central Motor Pool

CMT

Commissioner's Management Team

CO

Central Office

CO

Conservation Officer

COB

Centennial Office Building

COE (USCOE)

Corps of Engineers

CON-CON

Consolidated Conservation

COL Colonel
CPL Conservation Partners Legacy

CREP

Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program

CRP

Conservation Reserve Program

CSA

Continuous Stand Assessment

CTB

Clerical Training Board

CZM

Coastal Zone Management

DD

Division Director

DEM

Digital Elevation Models

DEM

Division of Emergency Management

DMT

Director's Management Team

DNR

Department of Natural Resources

DOA (ADMIN)

Department of Administration

DOC

Department of Corrections

DOF

Department of Finance

DOF

Division of Forestry

DOH

Department of Health

DOT (MNDOT)

Department of Transportation

DOW

Formerly the Division of Waters, the acronym is still used to track lakes by unique DOW number. The former division is now part of Division of Ecological and Water Resources

DPO (PO)

Department Purchase Order (Purchase Order)

DPS

Department of Public Safety

DEED (TED)

Department of Employment and Economic Development

DU

Ducks Unlimited

DUD

Daily Unit Diary

EALP

Expanded Authority for Local Purchase

EAW

Environmental Assessment Worksheet

EBM

Ecosystem Based Management (Eco-Based Management)

ECO

Defunct- Formerly (Ecological Resources Division), now part of Division of Ecological and Water Resources

ECS

Ecological Classification System

EIS

Environmental Impact Statement

ELS

Electronic Licensing System

EMT

Executive Management Team (Commissioners)

ENF

Enforcement Division

ENG

Defunct- Formerly Engineering Bureau, now part of Management Resources, part of the Division of Operations Services

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency (Federal)

EQB

Environmental Quality Board

EQIP

Environmental Quality Improvement Program (a USDA cost share program)

E-TEAM

Environmental Crimes Team

ER

Environmental Review

ERF

Extended Rotation Forest

ERTKA

Employee Right-to-Know Act

EWM

Eurasian Watermilfoil

EWR Ecological and Water Resources (encompasses former divisions of Ecological Resources and Division of Waters)

FATE

Friends of Animals and Their Environment

FAW (F&W)

Fish and Wildlife Division (Defunct - now Fisheries Division, Wildlife Division, and Ecological Resources Division)

FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FERC

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

FLD (FLS)

Field Services Bureau (Defunct- became part of Management Resources- now a part of the Division of Operations Services)

FMB

Financial Management Bureau

FMMAC

Feedlot and Manure Management Advisory Committee (replaces 'FLAG' - Feedlot Advisory Group)

FOR

Forestry Division

FPO

Fisheries Project Other

FRC

Forest Resources Council

FRIT

Forest Resources Issues Team

FSA

Farm Service Agency (USDA; was ASCS)

FSH

Fisheries Section

FWEA

Fish and Wildlife Employees Association

FWLA

Fish and Wildlife Legislative Alliance

FY

Fiscal Year

F&W

Division of Fish and Wildlife

GEIS

General Environmental Impact Statement

GIS

Geographic Information Systems

GLFC

Great Lakes Fisheries Commission

GLIFWC

Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission

GPS

Global Positioning System

GSA

General Services Administration

GU

Geese Unlimited

GW

Groupwise (Defunct- replaced by Microsoft Outlook)

HIRA

Highways in Recreation Areas

HR Human Resources (a part of the Division of Operations Services)

HRB

Human Resources Bureau - Defunct name, now known as HR

HSEM Home Security Emergency Management (division of DPS)

HSUS

Humane Society of the United States

IAFWA

International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

IJC

International Joint Commission

IKES

Isaak Walton League

IO

Information Officer

IPO

Information Policy Office

IRM

Integrated Resource Management

IRRRB

Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board

IWC

International Wolf Center

IWLA

Isaak Walton League of America

KB (Kb)

Kilobytes (1,024 bytes)

LAC

Legislative Advisory Commission

LAM

Lands and Minerals Division

LAN

Local Area Network

LAWCON

Land and Water Conservation (Fund)

LCER

Legislative Commission on Employee Relations

LCCMR

Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources (Formerly LCMR)

LCRAR

Legislative Commission to Review Administrative Rules

LEB

Land Exchange Board

LGU

Local Government Unit

LIC

License Bureau Defunct- (Now BIEL: Bureau of Information, Education, and Licensing)

LIS

Land Information System

LMIC

Land Management Information Center (Defunct- now known as MnGEO)

LSP

Land Stewardship Program

LSSA

Lake Superior Steelhead Association

LT

Lieutenant

LWC

Legislative Water Commission

MBR Management & Budget Resources (Defunct- now part of the Division of Operations Services)
MR Management Resources (now part of the Division of Operations Services)

MAGC

Minnesota Agri-Growth Council

MAGC Minnesota Association of Government Communicators

MAJ

Major

MAPE

Minnesota Association of Professional Employees

MASWCD

Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts

MAWD Minnesota Association Watershed Districts

MB (Mb)

Megabytes (1,024 kilobytes)

MBI

Minnesota Bowhunters, Inc.

MBS Minnesota Biological Survey

MCBS

Minnesota County Biological Survey - Now Minnesota Biological Survey (MBS)

MCF

Minnesota Conservation Federation

MCOA

Minnesota Conservation Officers Association

MDA (AG)

Minnesota Department of Agriculture

MDHA

Minnesota Deer hunters Association

MES

Minnesota Extension Service

MFA

Minnesota Forestry Association

MFI

Minnesota Forest Industries

MFRP

Minnesota Forest Resources Plan

MGEC

Minnesota Government Engineers Council

MGS

Minnesota Geological Survey

MHS

Minnesota Historical Society

MIC

Management Improvement Committee

MIFC

Minnesota Interagency Fire Center

MIN

Minerals Division (Defunct- now Lands and Minerals Division)

MIS

Management Information Services Bureau (Now part of MnIT - Minnesota IT Services which encompasses all Minnesota state IT services

MLA

Minnesota Lakes Association

MLEA

Minnesota Law Enforcement Association

MLEP

Minnesota Logger Education Program

MLT

Minnesota Land Trust

MMA

Middle Management Association

MMB Minnesota Management and Budget
MN4WDA Minnesota Four Wheel Drive Association
MnAFPM Minnesota Association of Flood Plain Managers

Mn/DOT (DOT)

Minnesota Department of Transportation

MNICS

Minnesota Interagency Command System

MNRAP

Minnesota River Assessment Project

MNRAT

Minnesota River Agricultural Team

MNRIP

Minnesota River Implementation Team

MNRRA

Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

MnSTAC

Minnesota Shade Tree Advisory Committee

MOA

Memorandum of Agreement

MOD

Memorandum of Direction

MOHA

Minnesota Outdoor Heritage Alliance

MOU

Memorandum of Understanding

MOU

Minnesota Ornithologists Union

MPCA (PCA)

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

MPCS

Minnesota Prairie Chicken Society

MPPOA

Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association

MRCC

Mississippi River Coordinating Commission

MSAA

Minnesota State Archery Association

MSC

Minnesota Sport fishing Congress

MSGS

Minnesota Sharp-tailed Grouse Society

MTA

Minnesota Trout Association

MTA

Minnesota Trappers Association

MTRA

Minnesota Trail Riders Association

MUR

Monthly Use Reports (replaces DUD)

MWA

Minnesota Waterfowl Association

MWBAC (BAC)

Minnesota-Wisconsin Boundary Area Commission

NACD

National Association of Conservation Districts

NASBLA National Association of State Boating Law Administrators

NAHC

North American Hunting Club

NASORLO

National Association of State Outdoor Recreation Liaison Officers

NBS

National Biological Service

NEIFC

Northeast Interagency Fire Cache (at MIFC)

NGA

National Governors Association

NHNRP

Natural Heritage and Non-game Research Program

NPB

Native Prairie Bank

NPDES

National Pollution Discharge Elimination System

NPS

National Park Service

NRA

National Rifle Association

NRCS

Natural Resource Conservation Service (was SCS)

NREC

Natural Resources Education Committee

NSC

Northern Service Center

NWF

National Wildlife Federation

NWP

Neighborhood Wilds Program

NWR

National Wildlife Refuge

NWTF

National Wild Turkey Federation

OCO Office of Communications and Outreach (a part of the Division of Operations Services)

OEA

Office of Environmental Assistance (replaces OWM)

OHM

Off-Highway Motorcycle

OHV

Off-Highway Vehicles

OHWL

Ordinary High Water Level

OLA

Office of the Legislative Auditor

OMB

Office of Management and Budget

OMBS

Office of Management and Budget Services - Defunct- Now Management & Budget Resources (a part of the Division of Operations Services)

ORCC

Outdoor Recreation Review Committee

ORV

Off-Road Vehicles

OSHA

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OWM

Office of Waste Management

PALS

Purchasing Automated Logistics System

PAT Division of Parks and Trails

PCA (MPCA)

Pollution Control Agency

PD

Position Description

PEAR

Performance Evaluation and Review

PEF

Project Environment Foundation

PETA

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

PDF

Portable Document Format

PF

Pheasants Forever

PFM

Private Forest Management

PILT

Payment in Lieu of Taxes PLN

PLS

Public Land Survey PO (DPO)

PO

Purchase Order (Department Purchase Order)

PRIM

Public Recreation Information Map

PSF

Permanent School Fund

PWI

Public Waters Inventory

RC&D Resource Conservation & Development ? a federal/local council attached to NRCS

RD

Regional Director

REAE

Regional Environmental Assessment Ecologist

REAT

Regional Environmental Assessment Team

REM (BREM)

Real Estate Management Bureau (Defunct - now part of Lands and Minerals Division)

RFP

Request for Proposal

RFPE Regulatory flood protection elevation

RGS

Ruffed Grouse Society

RGU

Responsible Government Unit

RIM

Reinvest in Minnesota

RMC

Resource Management Committee

RMEF

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

RMT

Regional Management Team

Rx

Prescribed (as in Prescribed Burn - Rx Burn)

SAF

Society of American Foresters

SCCMR

Sportsmen's Coalition for a Clean Minnesota River

SCI

Safari Club International

SCORE

Select Committee on Recycling and the Environment

SCORP

Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

SEMA-4

State Human Resources/Payroll System

SFRMP

Subsection Forest Resource Management Planning

SHPO

State Historic Preservation Officer

SIP

Steward Incentives Program

SMC

Senior Managers Council

SNA

Scientific and Natural Area

SOB

State Office Building

SONAR

Statement of Need and Reasonableness

SOP

Standard Operating Procedure

SSC

Southern Service Center

SSP

Statewide Systems Project

STS

Sentence to Service

SWAAC

Statewide Affirmative Action Committee

SWCD

Soil and Water Conservation District

Swift

Statewide Integrated Financial Tools - replaces MAPS

TCAAP

Twin Cities Army Ammunitions Plant

TDD

Telecommunications Device for the Deaf

TED (DTED)

Department of Trade and Economic Development

TFW

Township Fire Warden

TIP

Turn in Poachers

TNC

The Nature Conservancy

TPA

Timber Producers Association

TPL

Trust for Public Lands

TSI

Timber Stand Improvement

TU

Trout Unlimited

TWP

Township

TWS

The Wildlife Society

UMRBA

Upper Mississippi River Basin Association

UMRCC

Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee

USACE What the USCOE or COE actually call themselves - U.S. Corps of Engineers

USCOE (COE)

U.S. Corps of Engineers

USDA

U.S. Department of Agriculture

USFS

U.S. Forest Service

USFWS

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

USGS

U.S. Geological Survey

VNP

Voyageurs National Park

VOL

Volunteer Programs

VPN

Virtual Private Network - way to connect to the DNR network while connected to the open internet

WAS

Water Access Site

WAT (DOW)

Waters Division (Division of Waters) (Defunct - now part of Ecological & Water Resources Division)

WC

Workers Compensation

WCA

Wetlands Conservation Act

WREO

Wetlands Enforcement Officer

WGA

Western Governors Association

WHAC

Wetlands Heritage Advisory Committee

WHIP

Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program (administered by NRCS)

WIA Walk in Access

WLD

Wildlife Division

WLFA

Wildlife Legislative Fund of America

WLSTA

Western Lake Superior Trollers Association

WMA

Wildlife Management Area

WMB

Waste Management Board

WMI

Wildlife Management Institute

WPA

Waterfowl Production Area

WPC

Worker Participation Committee

WPO

Wildlife Project Other

YCC (MCC)

Youth Conservation Corps (Minnesota Conservation Corps)

YINR

Youth in Natural Resources