News & Events

  • Summer 2022 undergraduate social science research opportunity! The Center for Changing Landscapes is seeking several undergraduate interns to work with our tribal-collaborative research on Manoomin [wild rice] harvesting. Student researchers will be part of a small intern cohort helping to collect and process social science data, and participate in tribally centered cultural resources orientation and training. For more information, read the position description here, or students can go to the UMN employment site and search for job posting: 346186. To apply, email cover letter and resume to Dr. Mae Davenport at [email protected]
  • Researcher Sarah Roth gave a virtual presentation on CCL's urban water management research for the International Association for Society and Natural Resources (IASNR, formerly called ISSRM) 2020 Conference. 
  • Dr. Mae Davenport was interviewed for a 2018 Minneapolis Star Tribune article exploring Minnesota's progress in water quality protection on the 10th anniversary of the Legacy Amendment and Clean Water Fund. Davenport highlights CCL's successful efforts with Scott County natural resource managers and landowners to fuel landowner engagement in conservation practice implementation, emphasizing the key point, “is not to tell the landowner what to do, it’s building capacity and building community around conservation.”
  • CCL researcher Amit Pradhananga contributed to an article in the Open Rivers journal, reflecting on his research exploring farmers' and landowners' constraints and motivations to protect water quality. Read the article here
  • Mae Davenport was interviewed by MN North Shore's WTIP to discuss her integrative research project assessing the affects of climate change on nature-based tourism on the North Shore. Listen to the interview by clicking here!
  • Mae Davenport was interviewed for a story in the North Dakota Soybean Grower magazine. The article highlights CCL's research in the Red River Basin exploring what drives and constrains landowners and farmers when making conservation decisions. To learn more about landowners' and farmers' values, beliefs, norms and behaviors regarding water and conservation decisions in the Red River Basin, click here to access the full article and scroll to pages 30-32.