Division of Forestry

photograph of forest roadThe Division of Forestry protects and manages the trees, woodlands, and forests entrusted to us for the benefit of the people of Minnesota. In support of the DNR's mission, as forest stewards we strive to:

  • provide our shared expertise to understand, sustain, and manage Minnesota's trees, woodlands, and forests
  • provide a sustainable supply of multiple forest resources and opportunities
  • protect lives and property from wildfires
  • fulfill responsibilities to the permanent school trust.

Director's Office

Business and Administrative Services

  • Ed Potter, Business and Administrative Services Section Manager

Resource Assessment

State Forest Nursery

Forest Protection

Fire Management

Forest Operations and Management

  • Andrew Arends, Forest Operations and Management Section Manager

Forest Health

State Lands

Timber Sales

Timber sales information and assistance on private lands

  • Contact your area forestry office
  • Minnesota Certified Master Loggers
  • Minnesota Association of Consulting Foresters


Outreach and Strategic Planning

  • Meg Hanisch, Outreach and Strategic Planning Section Manager

Cooperative Forest Management

Outreach and Education

Strategic Planning