U.S. Department of Energy and NRRI fund project to develop biocarbon to replace fossil carbon in steelmaking process

New materials meet extreme conditions to bring wood innovations into new markets.

Sustainability meets mining industry for this minerals engineer from India.

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

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

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.

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

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