The Roseau River is an international watershed traversing Minnesota and Manitoba, and a travel route used by Ojibwe for generations. Community members came to the Northwest RSDP for support in developing recreational sites along the river that are inclusive of diverse populations and accessible for a range of physical abilities.
LiDAR uses rapid pulses of light to gather information about surrounding shapes and surfaces and generate detailed digital maps. The technique is enhancing everything from floodplain mapping and natural resource planning to emergency management and public utilities work. Upcoming training opportunities are being supported by the Southwest and Southeast RSDPs.
More than 23,000 youth participate in University of Minnesota Extension’s 4-H creative and performing arts experiences across Minnesota each year. Performing arts programs in particular build confidence, leadership skills and friendships that last a lifetime.