Our top five (plus one) posts in November

The month isn’t officially over but we have a good idea of our most-read postings for November. Here are the top five, plus one because we liked it so much…

Trick Your RigTrick your rig and get ready for a 4×4 adventure at Reiter Foothills!
Load up your 4×4 dream machine and head out to the newly constructed 4×4 challenge course at Reiter Foothills Forest. DNR opens this course for a limited schedule of test rides over the winter.



Fire behavior expertise-compFire behavior expertise helped save one home from Taylor Bridge Fire
We never tire of hearing about how a home was saved from wildfire because the homeowner was proactive. Firewise landscaping techniques helped a former Plum Creek Timber Company forester keep his home near Thorpe safe from the Taylor Bridge Fire that destroyed more than 60 homes last August.

No cutting ofNo cutting of Christmas trees in State Trust forests… there are other places you can go
Hunting for and cutting your own Christmas tree is a grand tradition—we get that. While some trees in state trust forests are lovely, DNR does not allow cutting here. Fortunately, we know of several places where you can cut your own tree for the holiday season.

DNRs Recreation staffDNR’s recreation staff give thanks
DNR has a small, but dedicated, staff devoted to recreation. These 36 full-time staff members help to make your recreation experiences on state trust lands both safe and enjoyable. Curious about what they are thankful for this year ?

We asked and here are their answers.


Cutting firewood onCutting firewood on DNR-managed state trust lands
People often ask if they can cut their own firewood on forested state trust lands. We provide some places for the public top cut firewood from downed wood, or slash, after timber harvests but you need a permit. Opportunities are limited because we allow firewood cutting only when a trust lands timber harvest area has enough leftover down wood or slash to make it worthwhile for you to go all the way out there. 

The perfect holiday giftThe perfect holiday gift is now even better… choose your Discover Pass start date!
Not sure what to give your friends and loved ones this holiday season? How about an Annual Discover Pass? For only $35 (if purchased online) it’s the perfect gift that keeps on giving… all year long! Now, you can choose the date you want the new Discover Pass to begin.

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