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.


Sample Research Projects

Helping decision-makers prioritize where to restore and protect wetlands in Minnesota.

A website of the state's carnivore species -- from the tiny least weasel to the black bear.

Documenting long-term population trends of breeding forest birds in the Chippewa and Superior National Forests.

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

Featured News

Triennial 700-page document provides regular updates about changes and impacts to the lakes’ ecosystems.

NRRI Sustainability Coordinator Tiffany Sprague shares some new tips about how to pack for your day away from home (recipes, too!) to help us live out our best sustainable lives. 

NRRI geologist shares his expertise and passion for the ancient geology of northern Minnesota across the UMN system

Economic Geologist Joyashish Thakurta recently joined the NRRI team to contribute expertise in minerals mapping and characterization for sustainable planning.

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