Make Better Decisions
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.
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:
- Minerals, Metallurgy and Mining
- Forest and Land
- Wood Products and Bioeconomy
- Renewable Energy
- Business and Entrepreneurial Support
In FY 2018 NRRI worked with more than 80 regional clients, ranging from small and mid-size businesses to government and nonprofit entities.
NRRI helps inventor develop compostable food trays using local recycled paper pulp to reduce food service plastics.
Climate change scenarios spur community-wide discussion of how Duluth can respond to impacts -- from infrastructure to economics.
NE MN is now captured in an online Natural Resources Atlas to allow access to hundreds of layers of data.