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Department of Public Lands

Since its inception in 1979, the current Department of Public Lands (DPL) has taken giant steps in having an active role in the care taking, management, and disposition of public lands in the CNMI. On February 22, 2006 Public Law 15-2 enabled the administration to assume control of the former autonomous agency, the Marianas Public Lands Authority (MPLA) thus allowing a time of reflection and clarification of corporate objectives within the agency. DPL's mission is to develop and adopt a strategic land use plan that promotes cultural and economic growth for the benefit of our present and future generations. Learn more about DPL at their website here.

Climate Change in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

PDAC Agencies climate adaptation, Climate change, Climate change impacts

January 28, 2021

The Office of Planning and Development is working to incorporate best available data on current and future conditions to support mainstreaming considerations of smarter, safer growth through this important work. Together, with data-driven policy guidance, we will plan and achieve resilient growth that properly balances economic development and environmental protection.

2020 Department of Public Lands (DPL) Citizen Centric Report

PDAC Agencies 2020, CCR

November 6, 2020

2019 Department of Public Lands (DPL) Citizen Centric Report

PDAC Agencies CCR

December 6, 2019

1989 Public Land Use Plan

PDAC Agencies DPL, PLUP, Public Land Use Plan

July 27, 2019

DPL 2019 Public Land Use Plan – Map Book

PDAC Agencies land use plan, maps, PLUP, public lands

June 11, 2019

DPL 2019 Public Land Use Plan

PDAC Agencies land use plan, PLUP, public lands

June 11, 2019