University of Minnesota
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
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Department of Forest Resources

Charles R. Blinn

BlinnProfessor and Extension Specialist

Ph.D. 1984, Virginia Tech
Management, harvesting, best management practices, economics, marketing

Office: 330b  Green Hall
Phone: (612) 624-3788
Fax: (612) 625-5212


Areas of Interest

My research interests are focused on forest management. Specific research areas include: assessing the impacts of applying forest management guidelines on timber harvesting productivity, evaluating the effectiveness of forest management guidelines to mitigate impacts within forested riparian areas, evaluating stream and wetland crossings options to assess their ability to support equipment without impacting the environment, and the influence of timber sale policies on bidding behavior. I also conduct Extension education programs for loggers and natural resource professionals which focus on a wide variety of forest management topics including applying forest management guidelines, various aspects of timber harvesting and road planning, stream and wetland crossing options, and global positioning systems.

Courses Taught

ESPM 1011 Issues in the Environment (co-taught), 3 credits.
FNRM 3431/5431 Timber Harvesting and Road Planning, 2 credit.
FNRM 3612/5612 Silviculture and Timber Harvesting Practices in Minnesota, 1 credit.
FR 5621 Field Timber Harvesting and Road Planning (at Cloquet), 2 credits.