Iowa Department of Natural Resources

From Open Energy Information

The Iowa DNR's mission is to conserve and enhance Iowa's natural resources in cooperation with individuals and organizations to improve the quality of life in Iowa and ensure a legacy for future generations. The agency handles all sorts of environmental matters within the state. Some of these matters include distributing hunting and fishing licenses, distributing boating and docking licenses for use on state waters, conducting environmental assessments of proposed projects, and protecting endangered species. The agency also regulates the state's natural resources and makes decisions regarding what natural resources should be harvested, by whom, and in what quantity. The Iowa DNR is split into several different division, all dealing with specific issues to help ensure that the DNR can achieve its mission goals in several different areas regarding the state's natural resources.


Environmental Specialist

Christine Schwake

(515) 725-8399

Storm Water Coordinator

Joe Griffin

(515) 725-8417

Hydropower Development Coordinator

Martin Konrad

(515) 725-8447

Natural Resources Commission Board Administrator

(515) 725-8440