State Lands


Division of Forestry

Red Pine in Cloquet forest in winter

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.

buck eating tree branches

Harvesting Timber for Wildlife

Learn how timber harvesting can increase wildlife in your woods from wildlife experts and DNR foresters. March 14, 6 p.m. at UMN St. Paul Campus

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Wooden gifts of candle holder, card, cutting board and pine trees

Want to give green gifts this holiday? Think wood

A wooden gift could be perfect for the hard to shop for person on your list. Consider a green gift made from wood »

Govenor's residence at Christmas

2017 state's official Christmas tree

White spruce from General C.C. Andrews State Forest is this year state's official Christmas tree. Visit the state's offical Christmas tree »

Forester measuring tree

Want variety, challenge, and opportunity?

Work for the Forestry division to help manage and protect Minnesota's forests. Learn more »

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 »