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{{Nevada SEO infobox}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Nevada Director of Conservation and Natural Resources''' is an appointed state executive position in the Nevada state government.   
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|State = Nevada
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|Office=Director of Conservation and Natural Resources
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|Office type =  Nonpartisan
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|Office website = http://dcnr.nv.gov/
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|Budget = 22,307,389
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|Budget year =2012-2013
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|Term limits =
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|Length of term =
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|Authority =Nevada Revised Statutes, Section 232.030
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|Selected = Appointed by Governor
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|Current officeholder = Leo Drozdoff
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|Officeholder image = Leo Drozdoff.jpg
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|Assumed office = May 1, 2010
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|Compensation = 127,721
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|Last election=
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|Other offices = [[Governor of Nevada|Governor]] • [[Lieutenant Governor of Nevada|Lieutenant Governor]] • [[Nevada Secretary of State|Secretary of State]] • [[Nevada Attorney General|Attorney General]] • [[Nevada Treasurer|Treasurer]] • [[Nevada Controller|Controller]] • [[Nevada Superintendent of Public Instruction|Superintendent of Public Instruction]] • [[Nevada Director of Agriculture|Agriculture Director]] • [[Nevada Commissioner of Insurance|Insurance Commissioner]] • [[Nevada Director of Conservation and Natural Resources|Director of Conservation and Natural Resources]] • [[Nevada Commissioner of Labor|Labor Commissioner]] • [[Nevada Public Utilities Commission|Public Utilities Commission]] • [[Nevada Director of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation|Employment, Training and Rehabilitation]]
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}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Nevada Director of Conservation and Natural Resources''' is an appointed state executive position in the Nevada state government.   
  
 
The Director oversees the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources who "conserves, protects, manages, and enhances the state’s natural resources in order to provide the highest quality of life for Nevada’s citizens and visitors."<ref>[http://dcnr.nv.gov/about/ ''Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources,'' "About Us," accessed October 16, 2011]</ref>
 
The Director oversees the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources who "conserves, protects, manages, and enhances the state’s natural resources in order to provide the highest quality of life for Nevada’s citizens and visitors."<ref>[http://dcnr.nv.gov/about/ ''Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources,'' "About Us," accessed October 16, 2011]</ref>
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==Current officeholder==
 
==Current officeholder==
 
The current officeholder is [[Leo Drozdoff]]. He was appointed by [[Governor of Nevada|Gov.]] [[Jim Gibbons]] in 2010.
 
The current officeholder is [[Leo Drozdoff]]. He was appointed by [[Governor of Nevada|Gov.]] [[Jim Gibbons]] in 2010.
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==Authority==
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The Director of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is established in Section 232.030 of the Nevada Revised Statutes.<ref> [http://leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-232.html#NRS232Sec030 ''Nevada Revised Statutes,'' "NRS 232.030  Director: Creation of position," accessed March 16, 2013] </ref>
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==Qualifications==
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Per the Nevada Revised Statutes, the Director must meet the following qualifications:<ref> [http://leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-232.html#NRS232Sec040 ''Nevada Revised Statutes,'' "NRS 232.040  Director: Selection; qualifications," accessed March 16, 2013] </ref>
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*1.  "The Director shall be selected with special reference to his or her training, experience, capacity and interest in conservation or natural resources, or both."
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*2.  The Director shall have the demonstrated ability to administer a major public agency in the field of conservation and natural resources having diverse functional divisions with related goals.
  
 
==Appointments==
 
==Appointments==
The Director of Conservation and Natural Resources is appointed by the [[Nevada Governor|governor]].
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[[File:NV SEO org chart.JPG|200px|right|thumb|Nevada state government organizational chart]]
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The Director of Conservation and Natural Resources is appointed by and is responsible to the [[Nevada Governor|governor]].
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==Vacancies==
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==Duties==
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::''See [[Energy policy in Nevada]] for information on the state's energy portfolio and goals.''
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The Nevada Revised Statutes outlines the following duties of the Director:<ref> [http://leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-232.html#NRS232Sec070 ''Nevada Revised Statutes,'' "NRS 232.070  Director: Powers and duties," accessed March 16, 2013] </ref>
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*(a) Establish departmental goals, objectives and priorities.
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*(b) Approve divisional goals, objectives and priorities.
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*(c) Approve divisional and departmental budgets, legislative proposals, contracts, agreements and applications for federal assistance.
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*(d) Coordinate divisional programs within the Department and coordinate departmental and divisional programs with other departments and with other levels of government.
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*(e) Appoint the executive head of each division within the Department.
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*(f) Delegate to the executive heads of the divisions such authorities and responsibilities as the Director deems necessary for the efficient conduct of the business of the Department.
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*(g) Establish new administrative units or programs which may be necessary for the efficient operation of the Department, and alter departmental organization and reassign responsibilities as the Director deems appropriate.
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*(h) From time to time adopt, amend and rescind such regulations as the Director deems necessary for the administration of the Department.
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*(i) Consider input from members of the public, industries and representatives of organizations, associations, groups or other entities concerned with matters of conservation and natural resources on the following:
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**(1) Matters relating to the establishment and maintenance of an adequate policy of forest and watershed protection;
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**(2) Matters relating to the park and recreational policy of the State;
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**(3) The use of land within this State which is under the jurisdiction of the Federal Government;
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**(4) The effect of state and federal agencies’ programs and regulations on the users of land under the jurisdiction of the Federal Government, and on the problems of those users of land; and
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**(5) The preservation, protection and use of this State’s natural resources.
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==Divisions==
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The Department consists of the following divisions, commissions, and programs:<ref> [http://leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-232.html#NRS232Sec090 ''Nevada Revised Statutes,'' "NRS 232.090  Composition of Department," accessed March 16, 2013] </ref>
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*The Division of Water Resources.
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*The Division of State Lands.
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*The Division of Forestry.
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*The Division of State Parks.
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*The Division of Environmental Protection.
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*The Office of Historic Preservation.
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*Such other divisions as the Director may from time to time establish.
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*The State Environmental Commission
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*The State Conservation Commission
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*The Conservation Districts Program
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*The Nevada Natural Heritage Program
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*The Board to Review Claims
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==State budget==
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The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources's budget for 2012-2013 was $22,307,389.<ref>[https://nelis.leg.state.nv.us/76th2011/App#/76th2011/Bill/Text/AB580/BD_AB580_EN ''Nevada Electronic Legislative Information System,'' "2011 76th Regular Session Assembly Bill No.580," 8-9, accessed July 5, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Compensation==
 
==Compensation==
In 2009, the Nevada Director of Conservation and Natural Resources was paid an estimated $127,721 according to the [[Council of State Governments]].<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/drupal/system/files/Table_4.11.pdf ''The Council of State Governments'',"The Book of States 2010 Table 4.11," retrieved June 22, 2011]</ref>
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:: ''See also: [[Compensation of state executive officers]]''
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===2013===
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In 2013, the director was paid an estimated $124,528.<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/kc/system/files/4.11_2013.pdf ''Council of State Governments,'' Table 4.11 Selected State Administrative Officials: Annual Salaries, accessed January 31, 2014]</ref>
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===2012===
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In 2012, the director was paid an estimated [[Compensation of state executive officers|$127,721]]. This figure comes from the [[Council of State Governments]].
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===2009===
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In 2009, the Nevada Director of Conservation and Natural Resources was paid an estimated $127,721 according to the [[Council of State Governments]].<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/drupal/system/files/Table_4.11.pdf ''The Council of State Governments'',"The Book of States 2010 Table 4.11," accessed June 22, 2011]</ref>
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==Historical officeholders==
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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term '''Nevada + Director + of + Conservation + and + Natural Resources'''
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==Contact information==
 
==Contact information==

Revision as of 17:20, 19 May 2014

Nevada Director of Conservation and Natural Resources
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012-2013 FY Budget:  $22,307,389
Term limits:  None
Structure
Authority:  Nevada Revised Statutes, Section 232.030
Selection Method:  Appointed by Governor
Current Officeholder

Leo Drozdoff.jpg
Name:  Leo Drozdoff
Assumed office:  May 1, 2010
Compensation:  $127,721
Other Nevada Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerControllerSuperintendent of Public InstructionAgriculture DirectorInsurance CommissionerDirector of Conservation and Natural ResourcesLabor CommissionerPublic Utilities CommissionEmployment, Training and Rehabilitation
The Nevada Director of Conservation and Natural Resources is an appointed state executive position in the Nevada state government.

The Director oversees the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources who "conserves, protects, manages, and enhances the state’s natural resources in order to provide the highest quality of life for Nevada’s citizens and visitors."[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Leo Drozdoff. He was appointed by Gov. Jim Gibbons in 2010.

Authority

The Director of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is established in Section 232.030 of the Nevada Revised Statutes.[2]

Qualifications

Per the Nevada Revised Statutes, the Director must meet the following qualifications:[3]

  • 1.  "The Director shall be selected with special reference to his or her training, experience, capacity and interest in conservation or natural resources, or both."
  • 2.  The Director shall have the demonstrated ability to administer a major public agency in the field of conservation and natural resources having diverse functional divisions with related goals.

Appointments

Nevada state government organizational chart

The Director of Conservation and Natural Resources is appointed by and is responsible to the governor.

Vacancies

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches the constitutional or statutory text that details the process of filling vacancies for a state executive office. That information for the Nevada Director of Conservation and Natural Resources has not yet been added. After extensive research we were unable to identify any relevant information on state official websites. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

Duties

See Energy policy in Nevada for information on the state's energy portfolio and goals.

The Nevada Revised Statutes outlines the following duties of the Director:[4]

  • (a) Establish departmental goals, objectives and priorities.
  • (b) Approve divisional goals, objectives and priorities.
  • (c) Approve divisional and departmental budgets, legislative proposals, contracts, agreements and applications for federal assistance.
  • (d) Coordinate divisional programs within the Department and coordinate departmental and divisional programs with other departments and with other levels of government.
  • (e) Appoint the executive head of each division within the Department.
  • (f) Delegate to the executive heads of the divisions such authorities and responsibilities as the Director deems necessary for the efficient conduct of the business of the Department.
  • (g) Establish new administrative units or programs which may be necessary for the efficient operation of the Department, and alter departmental organization and reassign responsibilities as the Director deems appropriate.
  • (h) From time to time adopt, amend and rescind such regulations as the Director deems necessary for the administration of the Department.
  • (i) Consider input from members of the public, industries and representatives of organizations, associations, groups or other entities concerned with matters of conservation and natural resources on the following:
    • (1) Matters relating to the establishment and maintenance of an adequate policy of forest and watershed protection;
    • (2) Matters relating to the park and recreational policy of the State;
    • (3) The use of land within this State which is under the jurisdiction of the Federal Government;
    • (4) The effect of state and federal agencies’ programs and regulations on the users of land under the jurisdiction of the Federal Government, and on the problems of those users of land; and
    • (5) The preservation, protection and use of this State’s natural resources.

Divisions

The Department consists of the following divisions, commissions, and programs:[5]

  • The Division of Water Resources.
  • The Division of State Lands.
  • The Division of Forestry.
  • The Division of State Parks.
  • The Division of Environmental Protection.
  • The Office of Historic Preservation.
  • Such other divisions as the Director may from time to time establish.
  • The State Environmental Commission
  • The State Conservation Commission
  • The Conservation Districts Program
  • The Nevada Natural Heritage Program
  • The Board to Review Claims

State budget

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources's budget for 2012-2013 was $22,307,389.[6]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2013

In 2013, the director was paid an estimated $124,528.[7]

2012

In 2012, the director was paid an estimated $127,721. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

2009

In 2009, the Nevada Director of Conservation and Natural Resources was paid an estimated $127,721 according to the Council of State Governments.[8]

Historical officeholders

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches state official websites for chronological lists of historical officeholders. That information for the Nevada Director of Conservation and Natural Resources has not yet been added because the information was unavailable on the relevant state official websites, or we are currently in the process of formatting the list for this office. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

Recent news

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All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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Contact information

Phone: 775-684-2710
Email: ldrozdoff@dcnr.nv.gov

See also

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