Department of Forest Resources at the University of Minnesota

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So do we. We'll take you beyond the classroom and into the forest for learning experiences that you'll never forget.

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Upcoming Events

Forestry Club Christmas Tree Sale 2023
Friday, November 24 – Saturday, December 23 or until sellout

Join the UMN Forestry Club for their annual Christmas Tree Sale at the Les Bolstad Driving Range in St. Paul. Dates: Nov. 23 - Dec. 23, 2023 (or until sold out). 

The Federal Hiring Process: An Insider and Outsider Perspective
Wednesday, December 6, 12 - 12:50 p.m.

Great Lakes Northern Forest CESU Research Coordinator and National Park Service Science Advisor Thomas Parr will provide a detailed review of the federal hiring process. This seminar will focus on all elements of the application process including: finding jobs in USAJobs, how to critically read a job advertisement, how to prepare federal resumes, the online application process, and what to expect after you click submit.


Mike Dockry contributes to 5th National Climate Assessment's Indigenous Peoples Chapter
November 21, 2023

The 5th National Climate Assessment, released on November 14, 2023, features contributions from Mike Dockry, Forest Resources assistant professor and Midwest Climate Adaption Science Center (MW CASC) tribal relations lead. 

Mike Schuster's buckthorn research featured on MITPPC blog
November 17, 2023

Featured on the Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center blog: Cover it Up! Using Plants to Control Buckthorn projects led by Forest Resources Researcher Mike Schuster "are unraveling the mysteries of buckthorn management" by "harnessing the power of native plants to quell buckthorn's resurgence." 

Global forests could soak up one-third of annual fossil fuel emissions
November 16, 2023

Research Brief: Research results recently published in Nature show that global forest lands could store enough carbon to soak up one-third of annual fossil fuel emissions for decades to come. The results highlight the critical importance of forest conservation, restoration and sustainable management in moving toward international climate targets. Peter Reich, a professor in the Department of Forest Resources, was part of the core organizing and writing group for this work.