Outreach and Extension

We're dedicated to bringing our knowledge developed in labs and classrooms out into the community. Our programming helps people explore, understand, and be responsible stewards of Minnesota's natural landscapes where we live, work, and play. Explore natural resource programming from the University of Minnesota Extension.

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Forestry Extension Resources

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Become a Master Woodland Owner

Become a Master Woodland Owner

The Master Woodland Owner Program delivers a comprehensive training curriculum for private woodland owners interested in becoming better stewards of their woods.

Forests and Farming

Forests and Farming

Agroforestry combines agricultural and forestry practices to improve environmental quality, productivity and economic returns.

Goods from your Woods

Goods from your Woods

Minnesota forests produce more Goods from your Woods than just timber. Learn how to produce nuts and fruit, make maple syrup or gather wild plants for food or decorations.

Managing your Woodlands

Managing your Woodlands

Learn how to care for and manage forests and harvest timber in Minnesota.

Minnesota Shade Tree Short Course

Minnesota Shade Tree Short Course conference

Discuss, debate and disseminate best practices on all things shade tree with fellow arborists at the annual Minnesota Shade Tree Short Course conference.

My Minnesota Woods

My Minnesota Woods

My Minnesota Woods publishes timely articles on sustainable forest management and achieving forest stewardship goals.

Tree Selection and Care

Tree Selection and Care

Get guidance from Extension experts on choosing, growing, and tending to your yard and woodland trees.

Woodland Stewardship Planning

Woodland Stewardship Planning

Woodland Stewardship Planning can help you identify and achieve goals for your land.