State Lands


Division of Forestry

Over look view of Emily State Forest in the fall

DNR Forestry keeps Minnesota's forests and trees growing strong. Minnesota's 59 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.

view of the six new state forest paper maps.

New maps make it easier to visit Minnesota state forests

Find your way in the woods. Six new state forest maps are available in paper or for download to your mobile device today. Updated Maps »

Car driving through forest road with trees in fall color.

Scenic Fall Color Routes in State Forests

Check out the scenic drive routes recommended by DNR foresters to view fall color in Minnesota State Forests.
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Diplodia shoot blight in red pine

Forest Insect & Disease Newsletter

Read about emerald ash borer find in Martin County, how to decrease oak wilt, increase in Dutch elm disease in northern Minnesota, white fuzz growing underside of silver maple leaves, and much more.
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Two hunters riding a atv on a forested trail

Protect Your Hunting Grounds

Help protect your hunting ground from invasive diseases and pests. Harmful, invasive diseases and pests can be lurking in firewood. Buy local firewood to avoid moving these unwanted hitchhikers.
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