Department of Forest Resources at the University of Minnesota

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.

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Upcoming Events

Blackwaters Film Screening
Saturday, May 18, 2024, early evening

Join us for a screening of Blackwaters. The film encompasses the power of 5 Black men whose paths have been challenged with loss, defeat, fear, pain, and the social injustices black men and black boys face every day. Through surviving life’s trials, each man has found grace and success in the outdoors, healed and mended by nature’s medicine, embracing the art of fly fishing and building brotherhood. The film highlights their journey through the Gates Of The Arctic Circle National Park and follows their adventures and dialogue as they learn to hold space in nature as anglers paving the road for the next generation.


From Kare11: "Warm winter has potential to be 'incredibly damaging' for MN trees"
January 29, 2924

Lee Frelich, director of the Center for Forest Ecology, spoke with Kare11 reporter Samie Solina about the different effects a warm winter can have on trees. Watch "Warm winter has potential to be 'incredibly damaging' for MN trees" to learn more. 

St. Paul campus adapts to unusual winter
February 26, 2024

New from the Minnesota Daily: "A winter Minnesota hasn’t seen in over a century has created challenges as well as new opportunities within the UMN College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences." Faculty members Alicia Coleman and Marcella Windmuller-Campione weigh in on how this unusually warm winter – along with drought – is affecting our trees and woodlands.

Lee Frelich on the upcoming wildfire season
February 21, 2024

Center for Changing Landscapes Director Lee Frelich joined the Superior Morning with Mary-Jean Cormier show to speak about the possible implications this warm, dry winter may have on the upcoming wildfire season. Tune in to learn more!