Great Lakes Northern Forest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit

Letters C E S U with a green leaf, brown lighthouse, sage mountain, and blue fish above them

The Great Lakes Northern Forest (GLNF) Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) is a regional network of faculty, specialists, managers, and staff from leading academic institutions, conservation organizations, and federal agencies. All units transcend political and institutional boundaries to improve the scientific base for managing public lands. They provide resource managers with high quality scientific research, technical assistance, and education. The GLNF CESU seeks to resolve resource problems at multiple scales using interdisciplinary ecosystem studies involving the biological, physical, social, and cultural sciences. The GLNF CESU has been hosted by the University of Minnesota’s Department of Forest Resources since 2002.


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2017-2022 Master Agreement


Wild Horse and Burro Program Funding Opportunity 

November 17, 2021

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) strives to apply the best available science as part of the agency’s Wild Horse and Burro Program efforts to ensure that self-sustaining populations of wild horses and burros can thrive on healthy public rangelands. The BLM is currently seeking research proposals from scientists who can develop new research projects that support the goals outlined in its 2021 Wild Horse and Burro Strategic Research Plan. Deadline for Proposals is 18 January 2022 @ 5:00 PM EST. 
Learn more about this wild horse and burro program funding opportunity.

GLNF Launches New Website

November 8, 2021

The Great Lakes Northern Forest Cooperative Ecosystems studies unit has updated our website and content management system to Drupal Lite 9. If you find any mistakes and missing information, please contact Ben Findlay, GLNF CESU Coordinator at [email protected].