The specific methods that we use to manage future forests have become more relevant as forest stewards shift their focus to climate-informed forest management.
Explore, understand and conserve the natural landscape. Through our education, volunteer and community science programs, people can become stewards of Minnesota’s public and private lands.
You can foster a healthy, resilient woodland by adding species that are predicted to adapt well to climate change.
Equipped with communication skills and climate science knowledge, these Extension participants direct efforts toward communities.
Environmental education and community science
Any adult who is curious and enjoys learning about the natural world can become a Minnesota Master Naturalist.
Explore your natural surroundings with your family, help scientists observe plants and animals, stay active while staying home.
Everyone, everywhere, can be a scientist by observing and gathering data about the world around them.
Educators and youth workers find resources and curricula for outdoor and classroom activities.
Agroforestry combines agricultural and forestry practices to improve environmental quality, productivity and economic returns.
Minnesota forests offer more than timber. Learn how to produce nuts and fruit, make maple syrup or gather wild plants for food or decorations.
Learn how to care for and manage different forest types and harvest timber in Minnesota.
Participating in the Minnesota Woodland Steward program will help you create a plan to keep your woods healthy for future generations.
Timely articles on sustainable forest management and achieving forest stewardship goals.
Guidance from Extension experts on choosing, growing, and tending to your yard and woodland trees.
AIS Detectors and Trackers are statewide volunteer invasive species surveillance programs that target high-risk areas with trained observers.
Forest Pest First Detector volunteers detect and diagnose early infestations of invasive plants, insects and other pests.
Citizens can help with early detection of invasive species.
Pollinators help plants that bring us food and other resources. Learn how to create pollinator-friendly environments in your yard and garden.
Strategies for attracting wildlife to your Minnesota woodlands, including grouse, deer, pheasants, turkey and other animals.
Manage plant damage from deer, moles and voles.
Volunteer to collect data on deer damage to vegetation in Minnesota woodlands.
Are trees moved through assisted migration considered invasive species? Climate change has experts rethinking boundaries and definitions.
Emerald ash borer (EAB) continues to cause problems for ash trees. As of this past year, it has been found in 48 Minnesota counties.
Yellow floating heart is an aquatic plant popular in water gardens. But this lovely plant is invasive and harms wild landscapes and bodies of water.
Timely articles on forestry, water resources, wildlife, invasive species, volunteer citizen science projects and the work of Master Naturalists.
See all natural resource events around the state.