Renewable Natural Resources Foundation

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Renewable Natural Resources Foundation

The Renewable Natural Resources Foundation (RNRF) was founded in 1972 to further education regarding renewable resources in the scientific and public sectors. According to the organization, it seeks to "promote the application of sound scientific practices in managing and conserving renewable natural resources; foster coordination and cooperation among professional, scientific, and educational organizations having leadership responsibilities for renewable resources; and develop a Renewable Natural Resources Center."

The Foundation is composed of organizations that are actively involved with renewable natural resources and related public policy, including the American Fisheries Society, the American Water Resources Association, the Association of American Geographers, Resources for the Future , the Soil and Water Conservation Society , the Nature Conservancy , and the Wildlife Society. Programs sponsored by the Foundation include conferences, workshops, summits of elected and appointed leaders of RNRF member organizations, the RNRF Round Table on Public Policy, publication of the Renewable Resources Journal, joint human resources development of member organizations, and annual awards to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of renewable resources.

In 1992, the RNRF organized the "Congress on Renewable Natural Resources: Critical Issues and Concepts for the Twenty-First Century." At the Congress, held in Vail, Colorado, 135 of America's leading scientists and resource professionals gathered to discuss critical natural resource issues that this nation will be facing as the twenty-first century approaches. According to the Renewable Resources Journal, the "synergy created by bringing together a diverse groupresource managers, policymakers, and physical, biological, and social scientistsresulted in scores of recommendations for innovative policies."

[Linda Ross ]



Renewable Natural Resources Foundation, 5430 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda, MD USA 20814-2193 (301) 493-9101, Fax: (301) 493-6148, Email: [email protected], <>