THE STATE AND ITS GOVERNMENT
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES
12-A:1-c Powers and Duties of Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.
I. The department of natural and cultural resources shall be responsible for the following general functions:
(a) Providing information services to state government.
(b) Developing strategies for the conservation, management, and protection of the state's forests and lands and the promotion of the state's parks and recreation resources.
(c) Developing and coordinating a statewide library service network.
(d) Stimulating and encouraging public interest and participation in the study and presentation of the performing and fine arts.
(e) Sponsoring state historic preservation activities.
II. The commissioner shall assign, with the approval of the advisory commission, such duties and functions to the 5 divisions of the department, as in his or her discretion will best effectuate the purposes, powers, and duties set forth in this section and as otherwise provided by statute.
Source. 1967, 166:1. 1991, 359:1, eff. July 1, 1991. 2017, 156:17, eff. July 1, 2017. 2018, 200:2, 9, I, eff. July 1, 2018.