The central mission of the Great Lakes-Northern Forest CESU (GLNF-CESU) is to conduct a program of research, technical assistance and education that involves biological, physical and social sciences needed to manage and preserve Great Lakes Northern Forest ecosystems. Our region includes all or parts of 12 states and some of the nations most significant water resources and forest lands.
The Great Lakes-Northern Forest CESU has forty non-federal partners, and ten federal agency partners, making us one of the largest CESUs in the country. Find out how to apply to join our CESU here.
The GLNF CESU has been hosted by the University of Minnesota Department of Forest Resources since 2002. Find out more about the GLNF Host University and our team here.