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.
The current officeholder is Tom Landwehr. He was appointed by Gov. Mark Dayton in 2011.
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.
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.
- See also: Compensation of state executive officers
In 2012, the commissioner was paid an estimated $108,388. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.
In 2010, the Minnesota Commissioner of Natural Resources was paid an estimated $108,388 according to the Council of State Governments.
500 Lafayette Road
Saint Paul, MN 55155-4040
Toll Free: 888-646-6367
- ↑ Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, "Commissioner," accessed October 1, 2011
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Minnesota Department of Natural Resources "About DNR" Accessed December 20, 2012
- ↑ Minnesota Statutes, "15.06 APPOINTMENT OF DEPARTMENT HEADS; TERMS; DEPUTIES," accessed October 1, 2011
- ↑ The Council of State Governments,"The Book of States 2010 Table 4.11," retrieved June 21, 2011