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

UMN Cloquet Forestry Center 5k/10k challenge

October 5-31, 2021

Visit the Cloquet Forestry Center for free 5k and 10k races during the month of October (October 5th-31st). Compete with yourself, compete with others, or enjoy a quiet walk along unpaved roads of the CFC! October is a beautiful month to enjoy the fall colors.

Routes will be marked and maps made available at the CFC kiosk. Please sign a waiver at the kiosk located in the southwest end of our main parking lot. Dogs are allowed on leash.

Download a PDF map of the 5k and 10k routes

map of Cloquet Forestry Center 5k and 10k routes

CFC News

Dennis Anderson: A reminder that the ecosystem is dependent on periodic forest fires

September 18, 2021

Lane Johnson, Research Forester with the UMN Cloquet Forestry Center weighs in on why fire is a natural part of an ecological process. Read the full article in The Frederick News-Post.

Jobs, forest and climate: Wood products plant welcomed in northern Minnesota

July 1, 2021

A new forest products plant opening near Grand Rapids could have important benefits for climate change, which may seem counter-intuitive. After all, trees pull carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. So how could cutting down more trees help the climate? Professor and Extension Specialist Eli Sagor weighs in. Read the full MPR story.

CFC a discussion point as U confronts troubled history with tribes

April 8, 2021

The University of Minnesota Cloquet Forestry Center was highlighted in the Star Tribune on Sunday, April 4th as one example of statewide dialogue between Minnesota’s tribal communities and the University of Minnesota.