State Lands


Division of Forestry

DNR forester and landowner walking in landowner's woodlands

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.

goats feeding

The Marketplace Bulletin

Read about silvopasture (grazing animals in treed pastures), cost-share funds for improving your woods, and how Wisconsin and Minnesota paper products compare.
Read the full issue »

2 x 4 lumber in mill

Minnesota's Forest Resources 2016 Report

This annual report highlights current conditions and trends in Minnesota's forest resources and forest industry.
2016 Report This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. »

large hiking boot with person standing in it.

Join us at the State Fair

Visit our new forestry exhibits at the fair. Take your photo in a Paul Bunyan-sized hiking boot, explore how trees make clean water or visit a DNR forester at the info desk.
Check out all the possibilities »

pile of firewood

Buy Local. Burn Local

Help protect Minnesota's trees. Harmful, invasive diseases and pests can be lurking in firewood. Buy local firewood to avoid moving these unwanted hitchhikers.
Learn more »