Georgia Department of Natural Resources
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is an administrative agency of the U.S.
United States
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 state of Georgia
Georgia (U.S. state)
Georgia is a state located in the southeastern United States. It was established in 1732, the last of the original Thirteen Colonies. The state is named after King George II of Great Britain. Georgia was the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution, on January 2, 1788...

. The agency has statewide responsibilities for managing and conserving Georgia’s natural, cultural, and historical resources, and is divided into six divisions:
  • Coastal Resources
  • Environmental Protection
  • Historic Preservation
  • Sustainability (formerly Pollution Prevention Assistance)
  • Parks, Recreation & Historic Sites
  • Wildlife Resources

DNR is headed by a commissioner, currently Mark Williams. The department's Board of Natural Resources is composed of 18 citizens who oversee rule-making for the agency. Members are appointed by the Governor and approved by the State Senate.


The mission of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is to sustain, enhance, protect and conserve Georgia’s natural, historic and cultural resources for present and future generations, while recognizing the importance of promoting the development of commerce and industry that utilize sound environmental practices.


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