Host university

The Great Lakes-Northern Forest CESU has been hosted by the University of Minnesota Department of Forest Resources since its inception in 2002. The cooperative consists of 58 federal and non-federal partners representing a range of research areas and geographic locations. The GLNF CESU master agreement has facilitated 448 projects equaling $47,107,357. The Univesity of Minnesota renewed its five-year agreement with the national CESU network in 2017. Find out more about renewal and project tracking here.

The co-directors are Dr. Michael Kilgore (Department Head) and Erin Williams (National Park Service CESU Research Coordinator). Stephanie Snell is the host university coordinator. For inquiries, please contact Stephanie Snell.


kilgoreMichael A. Kilgore, Department Head and Professor, Forest Resources (


WilliamsErin Williams, Research Coordinator, National Park Service (

Host university coordinator

Stephanie Snell, Host University Coordinator (