The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Aviation Fleet


August 1, 2020

Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

The three DNR helicopters and six out of their eight winged aircraft. Not shown are a Cessna 310 and a Quest Kodiak.

"Our mission is to conserve and manage the state's natural resources, to provide outdoor recreation opportunities, and to provide for commercial uses of natural resources in a way that creates a sustainable quality of life."

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

That's a big job! Minnesota has 75 state parks, 1300 miles of trails, 3000 public water access facilities, 5 million acres of state forest, (you get the idea).

DNR people enforce laws, manage fisheries, monitor wildlife, fight forest fires, etc, etc. Clearly this is an agency that needs specialized air support....

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