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Mission, vision and values

man and dog hiking on boardwalk through wooded trail

Mission, vision and values


We are committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state's natural and cultural resources for current and future generations.


We strive to be a nationally recognized leader in protecting natural and cultural resources, ensuring sustainable recreation use and enjoyment, enabling strong natural resource-based economies, improving and building strong relationships and partnerships, and fostering effective business practices and good governance.


Governor’s current values:

  • Opportunity
  • Responsibility
  • Security

DNR additional values:

  • Planning
  • Aligning
  • Measuring
  • Leading
  • Transparency