Minnesota Natural Resource Atlas

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The Minnesota Natural Resource Atlas is one of a number of online mapping and data tools for natural resource planning, management, and research developed by the Natural Resources Research Institute and partner agencies.

Contact us

nrriinfo@d.umn.edu

  • (800) 234-0054

NRRI Duluth: Labs and Admin
(218) 788-2694
5013 Miller Trunk Hwy
Duluth, MN 55811
NRRI Coleraine: Minerals, Metallurgy and Biomass Conversion Labs
(218) 667-4201
PO Box 188
One Gayley Avenue
Coleraine, MN 55722
NRRI delivers applied research solutions to balance our economy, resources, and environment for resilient communities.

About NRRI

The Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) at the University of Minnesota-Duluth is a non-profit applied research organization with research facilities located in Duluth and Coleraine, Minnesota.

Employing over 140 scientists, engineers and technicians, NRRI performs applied research to develop and deliver the understanding and tools needed to utilize the state's resources in a balanced and responsible manner.

Our Research Teams:
NRRI provides research and development tools and data to stakeholders in the following areas:

NRRI Impact:
In FY 2018 NRRI worked with more than 80 regional clients, ranging from small and mid-size businesses to government and nonprofit entities.

NRRI News

Man and woman working with brown soils at a bench in a greenhouse.
May 2, 2019

Soil is so much more than dirt. NRRI is seeking out local waste resources to produce soils for specific uses. 

Woman seated in lab in front of a microscope.
May 2, 2019

When a tiny, single-celled enigma showed up in the Great Lakes it meant something big. And it led to the naming of a news species.

Man stands at table using small dropper to drop oil into trays
April 4, 2019

NRRI helps inventor develop compostable food trays using local recycled paper pulp to reduce food service plastics.

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