Natural resource planning tools

Natural resource planning tools: Community efforts

The Minnesota DNR is committed to working with local government to accommodate growth in a way that preserves the benefits arising from our rich base of natural resources. A wide range of tools and programs are available to help decision makers and citizens make wise choices.

Using Natural Resources Information in Comprehensive Planning (2.3 MB PDF file)
A companion to the Metropolitan Council's local planning handbook

Best Management Practices for Public Water Access Sites

Ecological assistance


Land Cover Classification System

Metro Conservation Corridors

Roadsides for wildlife

Trails & waterways management / restoration