84.03 ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND POWERS.
So far as practicable the commissioner shall collect and arrange statistics and other
information in reference to the lands and general and special resources of the state.
The commissioner is hereby authorized and empowered to take such measures as the
commissioner may deem advisable to advertise, both within and without the state, sales of all
state lands, and to secure, compile, and issue such valuable statistics of the resources of the state.
The commissioner may adopt and promulgate reasonable rules, not inconsistent with law,
governing the use and enjoyment of state land reserved from sale, state parks, state water access
sites, state trails, state monuments, state scientific and natural areas, state wilderness areas,
and recreational areas owned by other state, local and federal agencies and operated under
agreement by the Department of Natural Resources, which shall have the force and effect of law.
A reasonable fee may be fixed, charged, and collected by the commissioner for the privilege of
the use of any or all of the foregoing privileges and facilities.
The commissioner, on or before November 15 of each even numbered year, shall report to
the legislature the commissioner's acts and doings, with recommendation for the improvement
or conservation of state parks, state water access sites, state trails, and state monuments, state
scientific and natural areas, state forests, state wildlife management areas, public hunting grounds,
public shooting grounds, food and cover planting areas, wildlife lands, recreational or public
hunting areas, state wild and scenic rivers, state wilderness areas, and all other recreational lands
under the jurisdiction of the Department of Natural Resources, and for desirable accessions
thereto, such report to include an inventory of the tracts and parcels of land, and rights, interests,
and easements therein, held by the state or withdrawn from sale for any of these purposes, with
the value thereof, and a list of the name, location, size, and description of each state trail, state
scientific and natural area, state wildlife management area, state water access site, and state wild,
scenic, or recreational river designated by the commissioner, and each public hunting grounds,
public shooting grounds, food and cover planting area, wildlife lands, and recreational or public
hunting area acquired by the commissioner since the last report. The commissioner shall maintain
a long range plan governing the use of the public domain under the commissioner's jurisdiction.
History: (77, 4342, 6460, 6466) 1905 c 201 s 1; 1907 c 267 s 5; 1923 c 430 s 8,14; 1941 c
222 s 1; 1967 c 905 s 4; 1969 c 470 s 2; 1969 c 1129 art 10 s 2; 1974 c 406 s 59; 1975 c 353
s 14; 1985 c 248 s 70; 1986 c 444