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


Upcoming Events

CFC 2022 Open House

August 24, 2022, 4:30-8 PM

Come learn about what we do at the primary research and demonstration forest for the University of Minnesota. Join us Wednesday, August 24th at the University of Minnesota Cloquet Forestry Center for our 2022 Open House from 4:30-8pm

CFC News

Once-ignored Indigenous knowledge of nature now shaping science

July 27, 2022

This MPR story and radio segment explains the growing interest in incorporating Indigenous knowledge into the policies and practices of Minnesotans working with forestry and wildlife. 

Sagor promoted to Extension Professor

June 8, 2022

Eli Sagor has been promoted to Extension Professor at the University of Minnesota by the Board of Regents.  A group of his peers reviewed his prodigious body of work, including leadership of SFEC, numerous publications, assistance to professional organizations, mentorship of graduate students and teaching efforts and affirmed that the value he has brought to the University of Minnesota and the State was worthy of the rank of Extension Professor.  Their recommendation was then made official when the Board of Regents approved the promotion. Congratulations Eli!

A "treemendous" time forestry workshop at Northern Lights Community School

May 7, 2022

Rachael Olesiak, Research Plot Coordinator with the Cloquet Forestry Center, provided instruction to students from the Youth Eco Solutions (YES!) team at Northern Lights Community School during the YES! workshop on March 10 where students used hands-on activities to learn about their school’s woodland. Read the full story at the Grand Rapids Herald Review.