Minnesota Commissioner of Natural Resources

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Minnesota Commissioner of Natural Resources
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   Serves at the governor's pleasure
Authority:  Minnesota Statutes 15.06
Selection Method:  Appointed by the governor
Current Officeholder
Name:  Tom Landwehr
Assumed office:  2011
Compensation:  $108,388
Other Minnesota Executive Offices
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The Minnesota Commissioner of Natural Resources is a state executive position in the Minnesota state government. The commissioner serves as administrative and executive head of the Department of Natural Resources.

The office holds authority over public lands and waters, state parks and forests, timber, mineral resources, recreational trails, and wildlife of the state, and their use, sale, leasing, or other disposition.[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Tom Landwehr. He was appointed by Gov. Mark Dayton in 2011.[2]

Authority

The Minnesota Commissioner of Natural Resources's powers are derived from Chapter 84 of the Minnesota Statutes.

Chapter 84, Section 01:

Subdivision 1. Name change. The name of the Department of Conservation is changed to the Department of Natural Resources. The name of the commissioner of conservation is changed to the commissioner of natural resources. Subject to the provisions of Laws 1969, chapter 1129, and other applicable laws, the Department of Natural Resources with its commissioner and other officers shall continue to exercise all the powers and duties vested in, or imposed upon its commissioner as existing and constituted immediately prior to the effective date of Laws 1969, chapter 1129.[3]

Qualifications

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Appointments

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Per 15.06 of the Minnesota Statutes, the governor appoints the Commissioner of Natural Resources with the consent of the Senate. The commissioner serves at the pleasure of the governor. His or her term expires at the end of the governor's term or if the governor vacates office.[4]

Vacancies

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Duties

See Energy policy in Minnesota for information on the state's energy portfolio and goals.

The commissioner has authority over public lands and waters, state parks and forests, timber, mineral resources, recreational trails, and wildlife of the state, and their use, sale, leasing, or other disposition.[2]

Divisions

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Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2013

In 2013, the commissioner's salary remained at $108,388.[5]

2012

In 2012, the commissioner was paid an estimated $108,388. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

2010

In 2010, the Minnesota Commissioner of Natural Resources was paid an estimated $108,388 according to the Council of State Governments.[6]

Historical officeholders

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Contact information

Address:
500 Lafayette Road
Saint Paul, MN 55155-4040
Phone: 651-259-5022
Phone: 651-296-6157
Toll Free: 888-646-6367
TTYD: 800-657-3929
Email: Tom.Landwehr@state.mn.us

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