It is with great pleasure that I would like to share with each of you the Natural
Resources Management 2021 Annual Report. My apologies for the delay this year
as the team was working hard to mitigate some of the potential FY23 Recreation
impacts, working on NRM funding for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
and working with you to prepare the FY24 budget request to help set you up for
This report takes us on a journey through the 2021 year highlighting the many
successes of our program while recognizing the challenges we faced. Notably,
NRM program leadership has been actively engaged in many new administration
initiatives and interagency work groups focused on climate change resiliency,
sustainability, environmental justice, and outdoor recreation use to name a few.
The results of these efforts over the next several years will guide our program
toward new and exciting changes that will have meaningful impacts on both our
visitors and the environment.
This report also highlights and provides recognition to what matters the most,
our NRM workforce. While we would like to individually recognize and thank each
and everyone of you for the tremendous work that you do, please help us
congratulate those who have been nominated and received special recognition for
their achievements in natural resources management in 2021.
It is our hope that you are able to take a few minutes to read this document
and feel pride in the many accomplishments that are occurring on our public lands
and waters across the nation. This report will be made available in the coming
days on the homepage of the NRM Gateway at the following link:
Thank you and stay safe!
Jeffrey F. Krause
Chief, Natural Resources Management