The Missouri Department of Natural Resources was created on July 1, 1974, under the Omnibus State Reorganization Act of 1974 and section 640.010, RSMo.

Our Mission: The Missouri Department of Natural Resources protects our air, land, water, and mineral resources; preserves our unique natural and historic places; and provides recreational and learning opportunities; while promoting the environmentally sound and energy-efficient operations of businesses, communities, agriculture, and industry for the benefit of all Missourians.

Missouri’s air, land and water resources play an important role in our health and are essential to the environmental and economic vitality of our state. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources aspires to help Missouri citizens thrive by balancing a healthy environment with a healthy economy. The department provides a range of services to help Missouri citizens, communities and businesses protect and improve the air, land and water resources that we all share. The department also provides opportunities to learn more about Missouri’s natural and cultural history at our state parks and historic sites. The department's Strategic Initiative Plan guides the department as it moves. The department accomplishes its mission through its Division of Administrative Support, Division of Environmental Quality, Division of Energy, Missouri Geological Survey and Missouri State Parks. Learn more about our organization and the services we offer.

Meet the Director and Executive Staff
Learn more about the team leading our critical mission
Contact Us
Need help or want to report an environmental issue?
Building Addresses and Maps
Find an office near you
Our history and milestones since the department was created in 1974
Forums and Stakeholder Groups
Connecting the department’s leadership with our customers
Organization Chart
Learn more about how we are organized
Division of Administrative Support
Careers and Human Resources, accounting, audit, budget, general services
Division of Energy
Energy policy and resources, efficiency, loans, weatherization, combined heat and power
Division of Environmental Quality
Air, water, waste, assistance, grants and loans, regional offices, soil and water
Missouri Geological Survey
Dam and reservoir safety, geology, land reclamation, oil and gas, water resources
Missouri State Parks
State parks, historic sites, rangers, historic preservation, grants, volunteers, wild areas
Regional Offices
Field inspections, complaint investigation, problem solving, technical assistance