Division of Forestry

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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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Spark a Change, Not a Wildfire!

April 15-21 is Wildfire Prevention Week. Try to look past the late-season snow and start getting your family and property ready for wildfire season.
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New Sustainable Timber Harvest Target

After a year of scientific study and conversations with the public, forestry partners, and environmental groups, the DNR has revised timber harvest numbers. Learn more »

Forest Health specialist diagnosing a tree

How Healthy is Our Forest?

From insects to diseases, the new Forest Health Report takes a look at how our forests fared in 2017.

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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. Six new state forest maps are available in paper or for download to your mobile device today. Updated Maps »