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Small Farm and Forest Lives and Livelihoods


To provide a conceptual framework and mechanism, through which diverse Minnesota citizens relate their own, unique natural resource activities, uses, and motivations to a broader network, that has in common natural resources as a component of their lifestyles and livelihoods. Access to and participation in this network will facilitate communication and social cohesion, enhanced contribution of natural resources to livelihoods, and increased sustainability of natural resource use.


Northeast Regional Sustainable Development Partnership
University of Minnesota Extension -

Management List of community partners
2010 NRE Workshop
2011 Maple Sugar Blog
2011 NTFP Webinar
2011 NRE Workshop

Cooperative Extension; 
Handbook Fact Sheets
New partnerships


This project as proposed was to catalyze the larger Lives and Livelihoods program by supporting


Thought the project has been slow in its development and execution, it has generated numerous planned and unplanned outcomes that include:
New partnerships - most notably, we have worked with the MN Mycological Society, Department of Ag/Health, Fond du Lac Tribal Community College, and are seeing potential partnership with the School Forests program.
1 In this case, "keystone" refers to natural resources that are recognized as important, or potentially important, to the formation of Minnesota lifestyles and livelihoods.
Workshops - Natural Resource Livelihood and other workshops related to forest product harvesting.
Additional funding/investment - Forestry program investment of federal dollars.
Publications - A Journal of Extension publication highlighting the use of community based experts in development and delivery of forestry education.



Leveraged resources

U of M Extension forestry program investment of federal dollars

Last updated 11-8-2011
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