The Renewable Natural Resources Foundation (RNRF) is an I.R.C. §501(c)(3) nonprofit, operating foundation, founded in 1972. It is a consortium of scientific, professional, educational, design and engineering organizations whose primary purpose is to advance science, the application of science, and public education in managing and conserving renewable natural resources. RNRF’s member organizations recognize that sustaining the Earth’s renewable resource base will require a collaborative approach to problem solving by their disciplines and other disciplines representing the biological, physical and social sciences.
RNRF conducts national conferences, congressional forums,
public-policy briefings and round tables, international
outreach activities, and a national awards program.
The quarterly journal features articles on public policy
related to renewable natural resources. It also includes
news from member organizations, general announcements,
meeting notices, and international conservation news.
RNRF’s members are membership-based nonprofit
organizations with member-elected leaders. The foundation
is governed by a board of directors comprised of a
representative from each of its member organizations.
Directors also may elect "public interest members" of the
board. Individuals who support the foundation's purposes
and programs may become Associates. See the
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