Department of Forest Resources at the University of Minnesota



Goldy Gopher

Want to have class outside?

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

Let's Go Get our Hands Dirty

Upcoming Events

Art Exhibit: Trees as Sanctuary
August 11 – October 11

Trees as Sanctuary art exhibit in the Reedy Gallery at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.


Dr. Ingrid Schneider elected to the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration
September 1, 2020

Dr. Ingrid Schneider, Professor in the Department of Forest Resources at the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities, has been elected into the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration.

Climate Change at the Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve
September 9, 2020

An hour north of the Twin cities, U of M researchers and students lead the fight in humanity’s supreme battle: to stave off climate disaster and repair the Earth.

Tree Planting Pitfalls and People-Centered Climate Solutions
September 16, 2020

Dr. Forrest Fleischman and co-authors argue that if natural climate solutions are to succeed while economies decarbonize, policymakers must recognize and avoid the expense, risk, and damage that poorly designed and hastily implemented tree plantings impose on ecosystems and people.

Video from CFANS faculty and staff welcoming students.

Welcome to CFANS

We're so excited to see all of you again—virtually and socially distant. We're looking forward to another semester of transformative learning and groundbreaking research. We're ready for more cats crowding into Zoom frames and dogs going bananas at the sound of a doorbell. Seriously, we've missed you all so much. Welcome back!