Minnesota’s lands and waters are undergoing rapid changes related to population growth, development, climate change, and shifts in outdoor recreation patterns. DNR is adapting its organizational structure and enhancing its performance management system in order to better address these challenging trends.

The Strategic Conservation Agenda sets strategic direction for natural resources and measures conservation results. It contains two parts:

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Goals, Trends and Strategic Directions

Learn about DNR goals, trends that shape the state’s natural resources and strategies to address these challenges.

DNR goals »

Trends and Strategic Directions »



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Performance and Accountability

View a complete list of measurable performance indicators and conservation targets.

Key measures »



DNR’s Mission

Our mission is to work with citizens 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.


Download printer friendly PDF versions: Part I: Strategic DirectionsPart II: Performance and Accountability

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