The Illinois Director of Natural Resources
is a state executive position in the Illinois state government. Its mission is to manage, conserve and protect Illinois' natural, recreational and cultural resources, further the public's understanding and appreciation of those resources, and promote the education, science and public safety of Illinois' natural resources for present and future generations.
The current officeholder is Marc Miller. He was appointed by Gov. Pat Quinn (D) on February 5, 2009.
The director's office administers several key interdisciplinary functions within the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
The mission of the department is to manage, protect and sustain Illinois' natural and cultural resources, provide resource-compatible recreational opportunities, and promote natural resource-related public safety, education, and science.
- See also: Compensation of state executive officers
In 2010, the Illinois Director of Natural Resources was paid an estimated $133,300 according to the Council of State Governments.