Operations Services

Management Resources Bureau

Kent Lokkesmoe, Administrator

phone: 651-259-5701
fax: 651-296-3500 or 651-297-5818


Management Resources provides leadership for services that are used internally across all areas of the DNR. Management Resources is broadly responsible for asset management and its functions. In this role, MR purchases, designs, constructs, assigns, maintains, repairs and disposes of both capital and fixed assets used in the work of managing natural resources.


The mission of Management Resources (MR) is to enable natural resources management through leadership, expertise and valued support services. DNR professionals provide expertise, information and equipment in order to facilitate natural resource management anytime, anywhere. Management Resources is a catalyst for innovation and world-class operations.


Experts in Management Resources are the DNR leaders and the preferred partner in providing a safe workplace and managing assets that support natural resource programs.

10 Year Capital Asset Plan PDF


Through the activities of Management Resources, the people of Minnesota benefit in the following ways:

Regional Service Delivery

The bureau delivers coordinated support services at the field level so that divisions can concentrate on resource management. Service is delivered from four regional field offices: Northwest, Northeast, Central, and Southern. From these locations, the bureau contributes to business planning, budgeting, policy development, vendor management, and performance monitoring and reporting. Most Central Office staff is positioned to provide services on a statewide basis to the regions.

The bureau also works closely with other state agencies including the Department of Administration (e.g. procurement), Department of Finance (e.g. fleet management), Department of Transportation (e.g. safety), Department of Management and Budget and the Pollution Control Agency.

Management Resources has far-reaching relationships with the vendor community. These relationships are partnerships for accomplishing work. Through contracts and other purchasing mechanisms, MR provides material support for the DNR workforce and the underpinning tools of productivity needed to do work or provide public service.