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.

Image of video showing Kristin Bergstand

International Day of Forests—21 March

Find out how Minnesota's forests are energizing by providing so many things we need every day.
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Trees at Centennial state forest

Centennial state forest—DNR's newest state forest

Learn more about and provide input on DNR's newest state forest by going to an open house. You will be able to review maps, ask questions, and submit comments.
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Tony Miller with woodland owners talking about stewardship plan.

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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ATV riding through grass

Don't Give Them A Free Ride

When working or playing outdoors, clean your gear and buy local firewood to avoid moving unwanted hitchhikers.
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