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.


Today We Recognize Indigenous Peoples Day
October 12, 2020

Today on Indigenous Peoples Day, we recognize our many valued partnerships with Native American tribes all across Minnesota. We invite you to a listen to Dr. Mike Dockry, a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, discuss indigenous models of sustainability with Dr. Eli Sagor on the Camp 8 Podcast.

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.

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.

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!