News

Indigenous Peoples' Day

October 11, 2021

We are proud to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day today by recognizing and respecting their history, present, and future in forestry.


Dr. Michael Dockry joins new Midwest Climate Adaptation Science Center as Program Lead for Tribal Relations

October 6, 2021

University of Minnesota will host and lead the U.S. Geological Survey’s newly formed consortium of eight universities and natural resource organizations.


Minnesota company aims to help families tap into carbon markets to conserve forests

September 25, 2021

In the fight against the growing threat of climate change, forests are a weapon — and a potential paycheck. Associate Professor Matt Russell is quoted.


Limited Effects of Tree Planting on Forest Canopy Cover and Rural Livelihoods in Northern India

September 23, 2021

FR Associate Professor Forrest Fleischman and his team published a paper in Nature Sustainability on the impact of planting trees on the people of Northern India.


H-2B Guest Workers and the Critical Role They Play in US Forests

September 24, 2021

FR faculty Charlie Blinn and Matt Russell published a paper with Timothy O'Hara in the Journal of Forestry on the impacts of H2-B guest workers in the forestry industry.


Wildlife managers foresee winners, losers as climate change alters Minnesota forests

September 17, 2021

Elk relocation project exemplifies long-range forest wildlife planning in the era of climate change. Lee Frelich, director of the Center for Forest Ecology in CFANS, is quoted.


When And Where Will The Best Fall Colors Be This Year?

September 13, 2021

The drought we’ve had throughout much of the state could leave us with muted fall colors and shorter peak times, but not everywhere will be a bust. So when and where are the best fall colors this year? Dr. Matt Russell joins WCCO and gives his take.


Welcome to campus, 2021 FNRM students!

September 7, 2021

Dr. Marcella Windmuller-Campione and Dr. Mike Kilgore welcome students to campus for the 2021 fall semester.


Why we need trees in Minnesota cities

August 4, 2021

MPR's Angela Davis talks to Eric North, professor of urban forestry, and Karen Zumach, director of community forestry at Tree Trust, about why we should pay more attention to our trees and how to get them into areas that need them most. 


Is a Graduate Degree Worth the Debt?

August 1, 2021

The Wall Street Journal analyzes the debt : income ratio for graduates of forestry programs, and ours is the best.