Louisiana Department of Natural Resources

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Department of Natural Resources

About the Agency

DNR is one of twenty departments under the executive branch of state government. It was created in 1976 by R.S. 36:351. The executive officer of DNR is the Secretary, who is appointed by the Governor. Along with the Office of the Secretary there are three primary offices of the department. They are the Office of Coastal Management, the Office of Conservation, and the Office of Mineral Resources.

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Natural Resources is to ensure and promote sustainable and responsible use of the natural resources of our state so that they are available for the enjoyment and benefit of our citizens now and in the future.

Seal of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources

History/Photo Gallery of DNR Secretaries (1977-2014)

Strategic Plan

Latest Posting: 2/3/2014-Department of Natural Resources Strategic Plan for Fiscal Year 2014-15 to 2018-19

Department of Natural Resources Strategic Plan for Fiscal Year 2011-2012 to 2015-2016

DNR Seal Images (Logos)

DNR seal images for each office are available for download in multiple formats.