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

The CFC will be fully open for meetings and events on August 2, 2021

Upcoming Events

CFC 2021 Open House

August 25, 2021, 4 -7 PM

Come learn about what we do at the primary research and demonstration forest for the University of Minnesota. Join us Wednesday, August 25th at the University of Minnesota Cloquet Forestry Center for our 2021 ‘Open House’ Forest Tour! Staff will be on site from 4-7pm to answer your questions.

CFC News

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.