We dug back into the archives to find NRRI's original crayfish research and the start of The Crayfish Lab at NRRI Duluth.

NRRI tests techniques to clean boat interiors to stop spread of invasives.

Invasive ‘rusties’ add another challenge to growing Minnesota wild rice.

Strategic Initiatives

To meet our mission of delivering integrated research solutions, NRRI is focused on three strategic initiatives that address the challenges of Minnesota’s resource-based economy. These initiatives are bold and long-term efforts to create the economy of the future by incorporating diverse expertise across NRRI, the University system and with our partners.

Delivery and Impact

Sample Research Projects

Demonstration of a Thermally Modified Eastern Larch Boardwalk to Catalyze New Markets for Low-value Timber.

Online mapping tools and data for natural resource planning, management, and research in Minnesota.

The Minnesota Breeding Bird Atlas documents the distribution of every breeding bird species in Minnesota and provides a solid foundation for future conservation efforts.

The ForCAST tool attempts to provide forestry professionals and land managers with an opportunity to evaluate how a changing climate and changing markets might affect Minnesota’s forests and

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