Colorado Department of Natural Resources

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The Colorado Department of Natural Resources is the principal department of the Colorado state government [1] responsible for the development, protection, and enhancement Colorado natural resources for the use and enjoyment of the state's present and future residents, as well as for visitors to the state.


The Department of Natural Resources comprises the following divisions:

It formerly included the Colorado Geological Survey which was spun off and subsequently incorporated into the Colorado School of Mines in 2014.

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  1. C.R.S. § 24-1-110