Minnesota Shade Tree Advisory Committee
Download: 2017 MN DNR Update on Community Forestry Efforts:
the past year and into the future. A presentation to MnSTAC Members.
Minnesota’s community forests are a statewide priority and are healthy, diverse, sustainable, and well managed.
Who We Are
The Minnesota Shade Tree Advisory Committee (MNSTAC) is recognized throughout Minnesota for its expertise, advice, coordination, and support in matters related to community forestry. It is an advocate for public and private community forestry interests statewide and serves as a forum for the exchange and dissemination of ideas and information. MNSTAC Board Members.
A direct result of MNSTAC's work is the development of a working relationship among the agencies principally responsible for state-wide programs: University of Minnesota Extension and research, Minnesota departments of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Transportation.
MNSTAC is organized into standing committees, ad hoc sub-committees, and task forces. For more information about the initiatives and programs of MNSTAC, please contact us.
Since 1974, MNSTAC has been advising Minnesota's Governor, Legislature, other legislative and administrative branches of the state, the University of Minnesota, and the counties, communities, and people of the state of Minnesota on the best ways to preserve, protect, expand and improve Minnesota's urban and community forests. Read the Constitution.
To be the leading advocate for Minnesota’s community forests and to empower and educate Minnesota’s citizens to maximize the coverage, health, quality, function, and future of our community forests.