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Michigan Director of Natural Resources

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Michigan Director of Natural Resources
General information
Office Type:  Non-partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013 FY Budget:  $342,988,900
Term limits:  None
Structure
Authority:  Michigan Compiled Laws 299.13
Selection Method:  Appointed by the governor
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Keith Creagh
Assumed office:  July 9, 2012
Compensation:  $140,000
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The Michigan Director of Natural Resources is a state executive position in the Michigan state government.

The Director serves alongside the Natural Resources Commission, a seven member public body appointed by the Governor.[1]

As head of the Department of Natural Resources, the Director supervises the department, which is responsible for promoting outdoor recreational opportunities, wildlife and fisheries management, forest management, state land and minerals, state parks and recreation areas, and conservation and law enforcement.[2]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Keith Creagh. He was appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder in June 2012.[3]

Authority

The Director of Natural Resources is established in the Michigan Compiled Laws.

Michigan Compiled Laws 299.13:

Transfer of powers and duties of the commission of natural resources, the department of natural resources, the director of the department of natural resources, and various agencies, boards, and commissions contained therein relating to natural resources management and environmental protection to the director of a new department of natural resources.

Qualifications

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Appointments

The Director is appointed by the Governor.

Vacancies

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Duties

The director oversees the Department of Natural Resources, which "is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state's natural and cultural resources for current and future generations."[4]

The four priorities of the DNR are:

  • "Renewing Our Emphasis on Customer Service"
  • "Building Strong Support for the Recreation Passport"
  • "Increasing Resident/Visitor Participation in Outdoor Recreation and Stopping the Decline in Hunting and Fishing"
  • "Fostering the Growth of Michigan's Natural Resource-Based Economy"
Click here to view a larger-scale image of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Organizational Chart as of January 2013.

Divisions

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State budget

The Department of Natural Resources's budget for the 2013 fiscal year was $342,988,900.[5]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

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In 2013, the director's salary was an estimated $145,000.[6]

2012

In 2012, the Michigan Director of Natural Resources was paid an estimated $140,000 according to the Council of State Governments.

Historical officeholders

There have been 20 Directors of the Department of Natural Resources since 1921.[7]

List of Former Officeholders from 1921-Present
# Name Tenure
1 John Baird 1921 - 1926
2 Leigh Young January 1927 - October 1927
3 George R. Hogarth October 1927 - October 1934
4 P. J. Hoffmaster October 1934 - March 1951
5 Gerald E. Eddy April 1951 - April 1964
6 Ralph A. MacMullan May 1964 - September 1972
7 A. Gene Gazlay October 1972 - June 1974
8 Dave Jenkins* July 1974 - December 1974
9 Howard A. Tanner January 1975 - June 1983
10 James Cleary* June 1983 - August 1983
11 Ronald O. Skoog September 1983 - June 1986
12 Gordon Guyer July 1986 - May 1988
13 David F. Hales May 1988 - May 1991
14 Delbert Rector** May 1991 - September 1991
15 Rollie Harmes September 1991 - October 1995
16 Michael D. Moore October 1995 - March 1996
17 K.L. Cool April 1996 - May 2004
18 Rebecca A. Humphries May 2004 - January 2011
19 Rodney Stokes January 2011 - July 2012
20 Keith Creagh July 2012 - present
*Denotes Acting
**Denotes Interim

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Contact information

Lansing Office
Mason Building
Sixth Floor
P.O. Box 30028
Lansing MI 48909
Director Phone: 517-373-2329

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