Strategic Initiatives

Innovations today. Solutions tomorrow. NRRI’s research agenda targets the following three major initiatives. These focal points of our integrated research programs will deliver real impacts for Minnesota and the region.

Impact

Sample Research Projects

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

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

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

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

Featured News

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $3 million to NRRI in June to fund monitoring of the bottom of the food chain in the Great Lakes.

Northwoods bobcats and fishers research leads recent graduate Nate Weisenbeck to sea turtles on Florida beaches.

Report explores the challenges and research opportunities in electronic waste recycling.

Wandering bird lover settles at NRRI’s Avian Ecology Lab to grow understanding of bird migration and habitat

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