Public Affairs

Your one stop shop for all of Department of Agriculture & Natural Resources public information relating to press releases, interviews, public notices, meetings and events!

What We Do

The Public Affairs Team serves DANR's mission by providing accurate and timely information to its stakeholders through consistent and professional interactions with everyone we meet. Our responsibilities include media communications, policy development, public information, event organization, digital content management, and stakeholder relations.


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Brian Walsh

Public Affairs Director

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Brian Pontious

Policy Advisor

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Brian Faris

Strategic Project Coordinator

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Zach Walters

Digital Content Manager

One-Stop Contested Case Proceedings

Contested case documents involving the DENR Secretary's office or the Water Management Board or the Board of Minerals and Environment are available below.

Contested cases will be removed from this page once the appeal period of the final decision of the Department Secretary or pertinent board has expired.> If a final decision is appealed to court, the contested case will remain on this page pending the final outcome. If you have any questions, please call us at 605 773-3151 or email us.

Note: This page is provided as a public service and does not constitute the official record of any contested case for either DENR or other parties involved in a contested case. Every effort will be made to keep this page up-to-date. However, any inadvertent omission will not invalidate any action taken concerning a contested case.

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