With $7.1 million, University of Minnesota and partners to launch a long-term program to study urban nature in the Twin Cities

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The University of Minnesota, the University of St. Thomas, the U.S. Forest ServiceThe Nature Conservancy, and Water Bar have received $7.1 million over six years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to launch the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Area Urban Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) program. From mapping heavy metals and salt in soils across the Twin Cities metro to better understanding the intersection of investments in urban nature and racial injustice, researchers will launch an initial nine research projects and initiatives.

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