Featured Research Projects

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

A study of habitat and survival rates of species in decline to inform forest management practices.

A risk-based classification and map of watersheds contributing anthropogenic stress to Great Lakes coastal ecosystems.

Use a combination of wildlife, vegetation, and hydrology (water) measurements to determine the impacts of logging on peatland 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.

The Minnesota Fisher Den Box Project is focused on evaluating an emerging habitat management tool to address the declining MN fisher population.

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

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 goal of this project was to develop a model that predicts potential beaver dam locations based on stream channel, watershed and habitat characteristics.

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

Demonstration of a Thermally Modified Eastern Larch Boardwalk to Catalyze New Markets for Low-value Timber.

A comprehensive aquatic invasive species (AIS) presence database for St. Louis County lakes to help identify which may be at risk for new AIS introduction.

Developing a durable road repair patch utilizing taconite tailings, the waste rock left over from the iron ore mines on Minnesota's Iron Range.