The Danish Forest and Nature Agency (Danish: Skov- og Naturstyrelsen) is part of the Ministry of the Environment of Denmark (Danish: Miljøministeriet), and deals with a number of tasks in nature conservation and forestry. In addition, the agency is in charge of operation and administration of the state-owned forests and the rest of Miljøministeriet's areas. The agency advises the Secretary of State and the Government, and administers Danish planning law as to what makes it into the state's center for regional planning. The Forest and Nature Agency's sphere of operation is determined by Order nr. 963 as of 21 September 2004 and Order nr. 1485 as of 20 December 2005.
As of 1 January 2007, the 19 districts into which the Danish state forests are divided were called State Forest Districts (Danish: Statsskovdistrikter). The State Forest Districts were all overseen by the Forest and Nature Agency.