DNR Forestry works with other public agencies to protect 45.5 million acres of land—and the people who live there—from wildfire. We strive to prevent wildfires through a combination of education, regulation, and enforcement.

Prevention is the key to reducing the number of human-caused fires—one of the most important goals for DNR Forestry.

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Burning permit restrictions map »

Burning permit information »

Apply for a burning permit »

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Wildfires in Minnesota »

Residential landscape debris burning »

Firewise »

Campfire safety »

Equipment maintenance » This link leads to an external site.

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Elementary school: K-5 »

Middle school: 6-8 »

High school: 9-12 »

Smokey Bear education materials: K-5 »

Wildfire science » This link leads to an external site.

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Wildfire emergency »

Report a wildfire »

Evacuation »

Report arson »