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Department of Lands

and Natural Resources

Sustaining, Enhancing, Protecting, and Conserving the Natural, Historic, and Cultural Resources of the CNMI.

About DLNR

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The Department of Lands and Natural Resources was established by Public Law No. 10-57 which states: To establish a Board of Public Lands and fundamental policies for the management, use, and disposition of public lands and repeals and reenacts Chapter 13 of Division 2 of Title 1 of the Commonwealth Code concerning the Department of Lands and Natural Resources.

- Sylvan Igisomar, DLNR Secretary

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Our Divisions

Check out any of our four divisions to explore a realm services and programs offered to the people of the CNMI.

division of agriculture


Promoting agricultural programs, animal industry, and health and preventing the introduction and spread of plant and animal diseases, including invasive species.

division of fish and wildlife

Fish and Wildlife

Protecting the natural resources of the islands, the marine environment, the endangered species, and Preventing the spread of invasive species.

division of Land registration and survey

Land Registration and Survey

Conducting surveys of public lands and preserving and protecting land documents and maps.

division of parks and recreation

Parks and Recreation

In charge of landscaping and beautification projects for all Commonwealth parks and recreation sites.

Our programs

The Department of Lands and Natural Resources manages numerous programs brought in to aid with the preservation and conservation marine and natural wildlife and to address the agricultural challenges of the CNMI.