University of Minnesota
UMore Park

Vermillion Highlands: A Research, Recreation and Wildlife Management Area

Research and Education

The University of Minnesota research is one of the three uses mandated by law at Vermillion Highlands. One thousand acres of the property are specifically devoted to University research, though the full extent of Vermillion Highlands will be open to University research, education and other mission-related activities. Potential research activities anticipated for Vermillion Highlands include agriculture, wildlife populations and management, ecosystem studies, recreational trail development, renewable energy resource production, climate change, and others.