State Trustees

This page displays documents and information pertaining to State natural resource trustees. Where available, the following policy documents are provided here:

  • Documents (e.g., Executive Orders, Proclamations, letters, memos) bearing the Governor's signature, attesting to the designation of a State natural resource trustee. State natural resource trustee designations can change at a Governor's discretion. The documents displayed are the most current available to DOI.
  • Agreements (i.e., Memoranda of Agreement, Memoranda of Understanding) between DOI (or its bureaus) and a State pertaining to natural resource damage assessment and restoration activities in that State. Currently, six such agreements are in place nationwide.

Also, links are provided, where available, to State natural resource damage assessment and restoration websites.

States (including Territories and Commonwealths), in alphabetical order:

Alabama (AL)

Alaska (AK)

American Samoa (AS)

  • Territory natural resource trustee:
  • Agreement:
  • Territory NRDAR website:

Arizona (AZ)

Arkansas (AR)

California (CA)

Colorado (CO)

Connecticut (CT)

Delaware (DE)

Florida (FL)

Georgia (GA)

Guam (GU)

Hawaii (HI)

Idaho (ID)

Illinois (IL)

Indiana (IN)

Iowa (IA)

Kansas (KS)

Kentucky (KY)

Louisiana (LA)

Maine (ME)

Maryland (MD)

Massachusetts (MA)

Michigan (MI)

Minnesota (MN)

Mississippi (MS)

Missouri (MO)

DOI-FS-MO Memorandum of Understanding Addendum (dated Nov. 4, 2011)

Montana (MT)

Nebraska (NE)

Nevada (NV)

Redelegation (dated June 5, 2004)

New Hampshire (NH)

New Jersey (NJ)

New Mexico (NM)

New York (NY)

North Carolina (NC)

Northern Mariana Islands (MP)

  • Commonwealth natural resource trustee:
  • Agreement:
  • Commonwealth NRDAR website:

Ohio (OH)

Oklahoma (OK)

Oregon (OR)

Pennsylvania (PA)

Puerto Rico (PR)

Rhode Island (RI)

South Carolina (SC)

South Dakota (SD)

Tennessee (TN)

Texas (TX)

Utah (UT)

Vermont (VT)

Virgin Islands (VI)

  • Territory natural resource trustee:
  • Agreement:
  • Territory NRDA website:

Virginia (VA)

Washington (WA)

West Virginia (WV)

Wisconsin (WI)

Wyoming (WY)

  • State natural resource trustee:
  • Agreement:
  • State NRDAR website:

To provide updated information for this page, contact Samantha Foster

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