Logo of CESU Winona State University is now an official a member of the Great Lakes-Northern Forests CESU (Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit), headquartered at the University of Minnesota.

WSU has been selected as a member of the Great Plains; the Great Rivers; and the Great Lakes CESUs.

The Great Lakes-Northern Forest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (GLNF-CESU) is a network of faculty and staff from 24 leading universities, specialists from eight organizations, and resource managers from nine federal land management and natural resource research organizations.

The GLNF-CESU biogeographic region includes all or parts of 12 states, more than 30 percent of the nation’s total population, several of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas, and some of the nation’s most significant water resources and forest lands.

GLNF-CESU’s mission is to conduct a program of research, technical assistance and education that involves the biological, physical, social and cultural sciences needed to address, manage and preserve Great Lakes Northern Forest ecosystems in a rapidly changing social, economic and environmental landscape.

For more information about the GLNF-CESU visit  www.cesu.umn.edu or email Harold Ornes at Wornes@winona.edu.

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