Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Pikes Peak State Park

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for conserving and enhancing Iowa’s natural resources.

The DNR manages fish and wildlife programs, ensures the health of Iowa’s forests and prairies, and provides recreational opportunities in Iowa’s state parks. Just as importantly, the DNR carries out state and federal laws that protect air, land and water through technical assistance, permitting and compliance programs. The DNR also encourages the enjoyment and stewardship of natural resources among Iowans through outreach and education.

The DNR's mission:

To conserve and enhance our natural resources in cooperation with individuals and organizations to improve the quality of life for Iowans and ensure a legacy for future generations.

Iowa DNR Table of Organization
Iowa DNR Strategic and Operational Plans
Economic Value of Iowa's Natural Resources

Chuck Gipp, Director
  Bruce Trautman, Deputy Director

Iowa DNR Director
Chuck Gipp

Iowa DNR Deputy Director
Bruce Trautman
Press Contacts
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Iowa DNR Events Calendar
Iowa DNR Spill Reporting
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Press/Media Contacts:
Conservation & Recreation
Mick Klemesrud
Environmental Issues
Karen Grimes
General Press/Media Contact
Kevin Baskins
Photos of Staff (High Res, JPG)
- Chuck Gipp, Director
- Bruce Trautman, Deputy Director