Cloquet Forestry Center

morning sunlight shining through red pine tree forest
two researchers on the ground measuring red pine and white spruce seedlings
students wearing helmets lined up at the edge of a forest listening to an instructor
several students wearing hardhats looking at a research plot in the woods


Research Feature

Rooted in the Future

Ongoing land stewardship efforts at the U of M Cloquet Forestry Center are featured in the short film Rooted in the Future (10min). The film highlights various ways forest landowners and resource managers can engage in forest stewardship. Lane Johnson, CFC Research Forester, offers perspective on the importance of prescribed fire within northern forest ecosystems. Unique visuals from summer 2023 timber harvests at CFC are also included in the film. The commercial thinnings shown were designed to prepare sites for future prescribed burns in collaboration with the Fond du Lac Band. The film was produced by Dovetail Partners as part of their Minnesota Fire Adapted Communities initiative.