Division of Forestry

snow cover pine trees on Beltrami Island State Forest

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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Burning restrictions, permits & COVID-19

Township Fire Wardens may issue burning permits again. Not all Township Fire Wardens may choose to issue permits at this time. Contact your local Township Fire Warden or DNR Area Forestry Office to verify they are issuing permits.

a hand holding black spruce cones.

State Forest Nursery needs black spruce cones

Want to help Minnesota's forests grow healthy and strong while making some extra money at the same time? The DNR currently needs black spruce cones and will purchase what people collect. Get started at the Seed and Cone Collection website.

person on their knees harvesting pine seedlings

Spring 2021 seedling order info

Order forms are available on the State Forest Nursery website. Seedling stock is tight this year, and demand is high. Order today!

women landowner meeting with women DNR forester in the woods.

Attention, woodland owners!

Getting a woodland stewardship plan is the first step to making your woods healthy and meeting your landownership goals.

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.