Scientific and Natural Areas (Minnesota)

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Place Minnesota


Name Scientific and Natural Areas (Minnesota)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Department of Natural Resources
Primary Website
Applicable Jurisdiction A map of scientific and natural areas is located on the DNR website:

Last Review 2014-09-15


Certain scientific and natural areas are established throughout the state for the purpose of preservation and protection. Construction and new development is prohibited in these areas.


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Minn. Stat. 84.03

Date Enacted 2008

Authority 2: Minnesota Administrative Rules 6136.0100-0600