About the Forest Resources Council
In 1995, the Minnesota Legislature enacted the Sustainable Forest Resources Act (SFRA) to promote the sustained use and enjoyment of Minnesota’s forest resources. The SFRA establishes a number of innovative policies, programs, and administrative mechanisms that focus on both site and landscape-level forest resource management. As a principal administrative mechanism, the SFRA created the Minnesota Forest Resources Council (MFRC) to facilitate the development of many initiatives and to serve as a forum to discuss and advise the Governor as well as federal, state, county, and local governments on sustainable forest resource policies and practices.
The Council facilitates the development and implementation of various programs, and advises the Governor and federal, state, county, and local governments on sustainable forest resource policies and practices. Our Annual Report to the Governor and Legislature on the Implementation of the Sustainable Forest Resources Act provides an overview of our activities within the state.