Division of Forestry

DNR forester and landowner walking in landowner's woodlands

DNR Forestry keeps Minnesota's forests and trees growing strong. Minnesota's 58 state forests, school trust acres, and other forested lands make up the 4.2 million acres we manage. Our forests need care and management to provide clean water and natural resources for future generations. With this in mind, we weave sustainability into all of our forest work—from what trees to plant, to what areas to harvest, to what places to preserve.

Products made from trees.

Celebrate National Forest Products Week

National Forest Products Week celebrates the value of America's forests, the products they provide and the local economies they support.
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Tony Miller with woodland owners talking about stewardship plan.

Funds available to improve family forests

New cost share for woodland owners to plant trees, improve habitat and do stewardship work on their forest.
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Car driving along a forest road in Grand Portage State Forest.

Scenic Fall Color Routes in State Forests

Check out some great scenic drives for fall color in State Forests.
Routes recommended by DNR foresters »

wood pile next to campfire ring

Spread the Word, Not the Problem

When working or playing outdoors, clean your gear and buy local firewood to avoid moving unwanted hitchhikers.
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