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


Landmark book by pioneering Minnesota conservationist gets an update
November 20, 2020

John Tester's book Minnesota's Natural Heritage is updated on its 25th anniversary by Rebecca Montgomery, Susan Galatowitsch, and John Moriarty.

November is Native American Heritage Month
November 6, 2020

November is Native American Heritage Month, and we're proud of our partnerships with tribal nations in our region. We invite you to this presentation with Dr. Mike Dockry on applications of indigenous models of sustainability.

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.

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!