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Featured News

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

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.

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

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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