Division of Forestry

stream running over rock in the fall

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.

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Know before you go.

Wet conditions are creating unsafe State Forest roads and trails. Check for closures before you head out to hunt.

wood mulch around tree

Fall tree care

Protect your young trees during the winter. Cover the root zone with mulch.

close view of metal fire ring with wood burning.

Don’t move firewood

Invasive species can decimate a forest. Learn why you should buy local and burn local.

view of the six new state forest paper maps.

New maps make it easier to visit Minnesota state forests

Find your way in the woods. Several new state forest maps are available in paper or for download to your mobile device today. Check out the list of updated maps.