The Renewable Natural Resources Foundation (RNRF) recognizes that sustaining the Earth's renewable resource base will require a collaborative approach to problem solving by disciplines representing engineering, design, and the biological, physical and social sciences.
The mission of the Renewable Natural Resources Foundation
is to advance the application of science in
decision-making, promote interdisciplinary collaboration,
and educate policymakers and the public on managing and
conserving renewable natural resources.
The Brattle Group hosted RNRF’s Washington Round
Table on Public Policy at its Washington, D.C.
office on April 20, 2016. Heidi Bishop, a senior
policy and marketing analyst, discussed the status
of smart grid development, renewable energy
trends, and the integration of renewables into
New on RNRF Blog
The National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its
centennial on August 25, 2016, marking a century
of stewardship of America’s national parks and
engagement of communities through recreation,
conservation, and historic preservation. However,
despite the immense popularity and significance of
the National Park System, NPS faced $11.49 billion
of deferred maintenance costs at the end of fiscal
year 2014. As a comparison, the 2015 budget for
the entire Department of Interior – the department
that includes NPS – was $11.9 billion.
Read more about this crisis on RNRF's blog, The Renewable Resources Report.
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RNRF is now accepting nominations for the 2016 awards program. Click here for more information about the Sustained and Outstanding Achievement Awards and the Excellence in Journalism Award.
For 50 years, the Land & Water Conservation Fund has
safeguarded natural areas, water resources and cultural
heritage. After allowing funding for the program to expire
on September 30, 2015, Congress issued a three-year
reauthorization of the fund on December 16, 2015. The
program will be funded at $450 million in 2016, a 50%
increase over 2015 funding levels. Click here for more
information about this valuable program.
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