University gets forest grant


April 14, 2023

The University of Minnesota has received a $319,820 grant from the Minnesota Forest Resources Council to assess carbon sequestration, storage, and emissions associated with Minnesota forests and forest products.

The Department of Natural Resources says that in one year, Minnesota’s forests absorbed 19 million tons of carbon dioxide. That’s the equivalent of taking 4 million gas-powered cars off the road for an entire year.

The Nature Conservancy says reforestation and cover cropping are the two most potent climate solutions in the state. It’s about planting more trees which capture c...

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