Division of Ecological and Water Resources (Eco)


The Division of Ecological and Water Resources collects, analyzes, and delivers vital ecological information and expertise on Minnesota's ecological resources. We are a diverse group of individuals with a wide range of professional knowledge and experience. We are organized into programs and units. Our management team provides overall programmatic and administrative guidance and is led by our Division Director, Steve Hirsch.


Ecosystem based management

Ecosystem education

Environmental Review

Lake Aeration

Lake Habitat

Natural Heritage & Nongame Research

Nongame Wildlife

Stream Habitat