UMN Forest Resources

The University of Minnesota is a comprehensive land-grant university, based in Minneapolis-St. Paul. The Department of Forest Resources ( is one of the oldest and most highly regarded forestry programs in the country. Its mission is to inform and advance the science and management of forest and related natural resources. The Department has 20 faculty and approximately 50 full-time researchers, scientists, and postdocs representing a breadth of disciplines in the biological, physical, social, and managerial sciences. Located within the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences ( in St. Paul, the Department hosts BS, MS, and PhD programs, supports many nationally and internationally recognized research programs, and has a long tradition of public engagement and outreach. Faculty and scientists utilize several state University centers including the 3,400 acre Cloquet Forestry Center, Hubachek Wilderness Research Center near Ely, and North Central Research and Outreach Center in Grand Rapids.