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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.[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Marc Miller. He was appointed by Gov. Pat Quinn (D) on February 5, 2009.[2]


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The director's office administers several key interdisciplinary functions within the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.[3]

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.[3]


See also: Compensation of state executive officers


In 2012, the Illinois Director of Natural Resources was paid an estimated $133,273. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.


In 2010, the Illinois Director of Natural Resources was paid an estimated $133,300 according to the Council of State Governments.[4]

Contact information

One Natural Resources Way
Springfield, IL 62702-1271
Phone: 217-782-6302

Region I Office - Northwestern Illinois
2317 E. Lincolnway, Suite A
Sterling, IL 61081
Phone: 815-625-2968

Region II Office - Northeastern Illinois
2050 West Stearns Road
Bartlett, IL 60103
Phone: 847-608-3100

Region III Office - East Central Illinois
15676 State Highway 54
Clinton, IL 61727
Phone: 217-935-6860

Region IV Office - West Central Illinois
4521 Alton Commerce Pkwy.
Alton, IL 62002
Phone: 618-462-1181

Region V Office - Southern Illinois
11731 State Highway 37
Benton, IL 62812

Illinois State Museum
502 South Spring Street
Springfield, IL 62706
Phone: 217-782-7386

James R. Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph St., Suite 4-300
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-814-2070

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