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.

Let's Go Get our Hands Dirty

Upcoming Events

Climate Chaser on view at Katherine E. Nash Gallery
September 12 – December 9, 2023

Step right up and find yourself within Backyard Phenology's gallery installation, part of the exhibition Regis Center for Art 20th Anniversary: Works by Faculty and Staff. Visitors are welcome to walk around and step into the Climate Chaser mobile lab and recording studio. Make yourself at home as you browse an archive of media and objects focused on people's relationships with the environment.

Backyard Phenology is an ongoing participatory art and science project for people to share stories and forge new connections to place that is co-led by Professor Christine Baeumler, Department of Art, and Professor Rebecca Montgomery, Department of Forest Resources.


Status of the Minnesota Logging Sector in 2021
September 19, 2023

New Staff Paper by Charles R. Blinn and David A. Nolle: "Status of the Minnesota Logging Sector in 2021" presents information on the status and health of Minnesota logging businesses that was collected via surveys. 

Now Hiring Researcher 5
September 19, 2023

The University of Minnesota Department of Forest Resources seeks a Researcher 5 to support research into forest carbon estimation and modeling in support of the United States’ National Forest Inventory and Greenhouse Gas Inventory. The researcher will work with scientists from the University of Minnesota and USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station Forest Inventory and Analysis Program’s Carbon Science Research Group. 

Points North podcast: "Rekindling wilderness"
September 6, 2023

From the Points North podcast: "Rekindling wilderness: bringing back an Indigenous practice to manage the land," an episode about using fire to cultivate forests. In it, reporter Patrick Shea visits the Cloquet Forestry Center to speak with research forester Lane Johnson about spotting fire damage on trees and how to learn about the history of fires from it.