Mission Statement:  ACD’s mission is to holistically conserve and enhance Anoka County’s natural resources for the benefit of current and future generations through partnerships and innovation.

Vision Statement: Strong partnerships - Innovative solutions - Healthy environments

Guiding Principles and Strategies

    • Focus on long-term resource sustainability.
    • Make informed and ethical decisions.
    • Promote cost-effective and efficient resource stewardship.
    • Collaborate with both public and private sectors to:
      • avoid duplication;
      • maximize efficiencies;
      • capitalize on common interests; and
      • manage natural resources at efficient and effective geographic scales.
    • Utilize technology to achieve efficiency and enhance work products.
    • Keep natural resource issues visible in Anoka County.
    • Retain highly qualified, knowledgeable staff.
    • Seize opportunity and adapt to changing needs.
    • Develop diverse programs, partners, and funding sources.
    • Engage the citizenry through outreach to encourage natural resource stewardship.
    • Consider the economic, social and environmental costs and benefits of our actions.