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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.

Grey Nolan and Marcia Rappatz standing by tree

Minnesota State Forests

Family-friendly campgrounds and day-use areas with beaches and hiking trails nearby. Miles of trails for every every activity: hiking, hunting, mountain biking, OHV riding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, horseback riding, and more.
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wood pile next to campfire ring

Don't Take Firewood Along for The Ride

Help prevent the spread of invasive plants and animals by not moving firewood.
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flames of prescribe burn and an open area

Proposed Timber Harvest List

Provide input on next year's proposed timber harvest list for state-administered forest lands. Public comment period is May 23–June 22, 2016.
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