Division of Forestry

photograph of forest roadThe Division of Forestry protects and manages the trees, woodlands, and forests entrusted to us for the benefit of the people of Minnesota. In support of the DNR's mission, as forest stewards, we strive to:

  • provide our shared expertise to understand, sustain, and manage Minnesota's trees, woodlands, and forests
  • provide a sustainable supply of multiple forest resources and opportunities
  • protect lives and property from wildfires
  • fulfill responsibilities to the permanent school trust.

Director's Office

Business and Administrative Services

  • Samantha Grover, Business and Administrative Services Section Manager


    Fire Management

    Forest Operations and Management

    • Jon Drimel, Forest Operations and Management Section Manager

    Forest Health

    Resource Assessment

    State Lands

    Statewide Timber Sales

    Timber sales information and assistance on private lands

    Outreach and Strategic Planning

    • Doug Tillma, Outreach and Strategic Planning Section Manager

    Cooperative Forest Management

    Legislative Affairs and Outreach

    State Forest Nursery

    Strategic Planning

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