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{{Maryland SEO infobox}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Maryland Secretary of Natural Resources''' is a state executive position in the Maryland state government. The Secretary serves as head of the Department of Natural Resources and is responsible for overseeing the preservation, development and use of Maryland's natural resources.<ref>[http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/mdmanual/21dnr/html/21agen.html#secretary ''Maryland State Archives,'' "Department of Natural Resources - Functions," accessed September 24, 2011]</ref>
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|Other offices =[[Governor of Maryland|Governor]] • [[Lieutenant Governor of Maryland|Lieutenant Governor]] • [[Maryland Secretary of State|Secretary of State]] • [[Maryland Attorney General|Attorney General]] • [[Maryland Comptroller|Comptroller]] • [[Maryland Treasurer|Treasurer]] • [[Maryland Superintendent of Education|Superintendent of Education]] • [[Maryland Secretary of Agriculture|Agriculture Secretary]] • [[Maryland Commissioner of Insurance|Insurance Commissioner]] • [[Maryland Secretary of Natural Resources|Natural Resources Commissioner]] • [[Maryland Secretary of Labor, Licensing and Regulation|Secretary of Labor]] • [[Maryland Public Service Commission|Public Service Commission]]}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Maryland Secretary of Natural Resources''' is a state executive position in the Maryland state government. The Secretary serves as head of the Department of Natural Resources and is responsible for overseeing the preservation, development and use of Maryland's natural resources.<ref>[http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/mdmanual/21dnr/html/21agen.html#secretary ''Maryland State Archives,'' "Department of Natural Resources - Functions," accessed September 24, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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==Current officeholder==

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Maryland Secretary 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
Selection Method:  Appointed by the governor
Current Officeholder

John Griffin.jpg
Name:  John Griffin
Assumed office:  March 15, 2007
Compensation:  $148,778
Other Maryland Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralComptrollerTreasurerSuperintendent of EducationAgriculture SecretaryInsurance CommissionerNatural Resources CommissionerSecretary of LaborPublic Service Commission
The Maryland Secretary of Natural Resources is a state executive position in the Maryland state government. The Secretary serves as head of the Department of Natural Resources and is responsible for overseeing the preservation, development and use of Maryland's natural resources.[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is John Griffin. He was appointed by Gov. Martin O'Malley in 2007.

Authority

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Appointments

The Secretary of Natural Resources is appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate.

Duties

The Department coordinates all natural resources activities within the State and reviews and evaluates all natural resources policies, plans, programs, and practices of county, State, regional and federal agencies and institutions.[2]

Click here to view a larger-scale image of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Organizational Chart as of March 8, 2013.

Divisions

The Department of Natural Resources is divided into three main programs:[2]

  • Aquatic Resources
  • Land Resources
  • Mission Support

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2012

In 2012, the secretary of natural resources was paid an estimated $148,778. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

2010

In 2010, the Maryland Secretary of Natural Resources was paid an estimated $148,787 according to the Council of State Governments.[3]

Contact information

Office of Secretary
Department of Natural Resources
Tawes State Office Building
580 Taylor Ave.
Annapolis, MD 21401-2397
Phone: (410) 260-8100 Fax: (410) 260-8111
TTY: (410) 260-8835
Email: jgriffin@dnr.state.md.us

See also

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