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

  • Janet Cherney, Business and Administrative Services Section Manager
    651-259-5254

Resource Assessment

Utilization and Marketing

Forest protection and health

  • Olin Phillps, Forest Protection and Health Section Manager
    651-259-5282

Fire Management

Rural Fire Department Programs

Federal Excess Property Program (FEPP)

State Forest Nurseries


Forest Operations and Management

  • Andrew Arends, Forest Operations and Management Section Manager
    651-259-5261

State Lands Supervisor

Timber Sales Unit

 


Outreach and Strategic Planning

  • Meg Hanisch, Outreach and Strategic Planning Section Manager
    651-259-5265

Cooperative Forest Management

Strategic Planning