Commissioner Jack Murray

DCR Mission

To protect, promote and enhance our common wealth of natural, cultural and recreational resources for the well-being of all.

In meeting today's responsibilities and planning for tomorrow, DCR's focus is on:

  • Improving outdoor recreational opportunities and natural resource conservation
  • Restoring and improving our facilities
  • Expanding public involvement in carrying out DCR's mission, and
  • Establishing first-rate management systems and practices.

The health and happiness of people across Massachusetts depend on the accessibility and quality of our green infrastructure - our natural resources, recreational facilities, and great historic landscapes.  The DCR continues to improve the vital connection between people and the environment.