Gathering Partners of Natural Resources Conference

  Have you made plans to join us at the 2016 Gathering Partners of Natural Resources conference? This year’s theme is Nurturing a Healthy Big Woods Big Rivers Biome, and we are meeting in beautiful Winona, Minnesota! There are dozens of amazing sessions to choose from, where you can learn about woodland management, tree ID, invasive pests, wildlife, and more. […]

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Natural Resource Enterprise Workshop

A workshop for people interested in income opportunities from the northwoods. 9:00 am – 3:00 pm 15 September 2011 (PDF Flyer) North Central Research and Outreach Center, 1861 East Highway 169, Grand Rapids, MN COST: $15 Includes workshop, lunch, and take-home resources Don’t forget: Goods From the Woods will be held September 17, also in Grand Rapids Presenters* Don Hermes, […]

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Natural Resource Enterprise Workshop

7 August 2010 Green Pastures Dairy, 2351 Bromfield Road, Carlton, MN (Carlton County) Keep the family farm or forest Create additional income Strengthen connections to the land COST: $25 Includes workshop, lunch, tour, and take-home resources Directions: From the North on I-35: Exit 235 (Carlton / Cromwell), Turn LEFT under I35, first RIGHT onto Co.61. Go 6 miles until blue […]

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March 2010 biobaler demonstrations in Floodwood and Grand Rapids MN

In March 2010 there will be two demonstrations of biobaler biomass harvesting equipment: March 12, 2010 from 10am-2pm northeast of Floodwood: Sponsored by  Laurentian Resource Conservation & Development.  Click to download the detailed brochure. Registration is required.  To register or for more information, contact Laurentian RC&D at (218) 720-5225 or paul.sandstrom@mn.usda.gov. March 15, 2010 from 11am-2pm near Grand Rapids: Minnesota […]

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October 2009 Woody Biomass Forage Harvester Demo

Update October 19: This event has been rescheduled from October 21 to October 28, 2009.  The text below reflects the change. The University of Minnesota Southern Research and Outreach Center (SROC) will be hosting a New Holland FR9000 Forage Harvester with an 130FB Short Rotation Coppice (SRC) Woody Crop Header on Wednesday, October 28, 2009, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm.  When […]

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Light on the Land Small-scale Logging field day: Sept. 19 2009, Brainerd

Small-scale Logging Field Day: September 19, 2009, Brainerd. Download complete event details (PDF) Small-scale logging is a system and a range of equipment that increases logging flexibility and extends production seasons.  Small-scale logging is designed for harvesting operations where maneuverability is a primary concern.  It is not logging small trees and/or small volumes. Why attend? Whether you are a logger, […]

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Silviculture and Carbon in the Cloquet Woods

What are the connections between forests and atmospheric carbon?  How do different silvicultural interventions affect forest-based carbon uptake and storage?  On February 25, about 75 foresters, researchers, and others took to the Cloquet Forestry Center woods to find out. The tour included visits to red pine, aspen, and mixed aspen-spruce stands with a variety of management histories, from benign neglect […]

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