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This year we are celebrating the year NRRI was signed into legislation, 1983. These are a few research highlights over the past 40 years at NRRI. 

Applied research institute was formed as a legislative tool for more informed decision-making.

NRRI Sustainability Coordinator, Tiffany Sprague, helps us all live out our best, sustainable lives at work and at home.

Intern project gives data the GIS treatment for easy access to pine estimates and logging harvest activities

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

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

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.

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

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