Division of Forestry
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.
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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Scenic Fall Color Routes in State Forests
Check out some great scenic drives for fall color in State Forests.
Routes recommended by DNR foresters »
Spread the Word, Not the Problem
Help prevent the spread of invasive plants and animals by adopting the motto Come Clean, Leave Clean. When working or playing outdoors, clean your gear and buy local firewood to avoid moving unwanted hitchhikers.Learn what you can do »