March 23rd Webinar to Address Minnesotas Natural Resource Values

(Cloquet, MN) - The University of Minnesota’s Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative will host a webinar from 10-11 am CST on Tuesday, March 23rd to address the question “What Do Minnesotans Value About Forests and Forestry?”   Registration for the event is available online for $30 ($20 for SFEC Members).


In November 2009, a bipartisan research team conducted a survey to improve the understanding of Minnesotan’s environmental values and priorities.  Collaborating in the research were the Minnesota Environmental Partnership (MEP), Dovetail Partners and state leaders who participated in the “Seeing the Forests and the Trees” study tour organized by the Blandin Foundation.


The survey explored viewpoints and values related to forests and forest-derived benefits like wildlife habitat, clean air and water, and wood products and jobs.  The webinar on March 23rd will cover the survey findings in detail, including the finding that Minnesotans strongly value well-managed forests.


The presenter for the webinar is Lori Weigel of Public Opinion Strategies. For more information and to register, visit: <>