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Division of Natural Resources

Our Mission

The mission of the Division of Natural Resources is to enhance the quality of life, to promote economic opportunity, and to carry out the responsibility to protect and improve the trust assets of American Indians, Indian Tribes and Alaska Natives. We will accomplish this through the delivery of quality services, maintaining government-to-government relationships within the spirit of Indian self-determination.

Who We Serve

The Division of Natural Resources (DNR) supports Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) regional offices and agencies to provide programs and services for Tribes and individual Indian landowners.

DNR creates policy, directs funding and provides oversight to BIA agencies to provide planning, management, conservation, development, and utilization of soil, water, farmland, rangeland, fish and wildlife resources on trust land

Services We Provide

About the Division of Natural Resources

DNR provides agency and Tribal coordination, management, planning, oversight, and monitoring for the development and protection of trust natural resources, protection of Indian Treaty rights, fish and wildlife resource management development, environmental quality guidance and regulatory direction, youth education and climate resilience.

DNR provides funding support in the direction and guidance for all activities related to the planning, management, conservation, development, and utilization of soil, water, farmland, rangeland, fish and wildlife resources, endangered species, invasive species, conservation law enforcement, youth and education within natural resources.

DNR is located in the BIA central office in Albuquerque, New Mexico and oversees the Branch of Fisheries, Wildlife and Recreation and the Branch of Agriculture and Rangeland Development.

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