Update for Legislators


NRRI Research Update for Minnesota Legislators

NRRI was created in 1983 to assist the Minnesota Legislature in making sound, long-term natural resource decisions. Our charter still guides us today.

The Natural Resources Research Institute was established by the state legislature in the early 1980’s. At that time, the state and the nation was in the grip of a severe economic recession with significant impacts on Minnesota’s natural resource economies. 

NRRI was created to assist the Legislature in making sound, long-term natural resource decisions. It was placed within the University of Minnesota system to leverage the UMN research enterprise and contribute to the mandate of the University’s land grant mission. The charter we continue to follow today is to foster the economic development of Minnesota’s natural resources in an environmentally sound manner to promote private sector employment. 

Recent Research Projects

LCCMR Projects

State Special Projects

Federally-funded Research Projects

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Executive Director Rolf Weberg is always ready to hear from our legislative leaders. Please contact him directly via email: rtweberg@d.umn.edu or phone: 218-788-2697.