Renewable Natural Resources Foundation

Congress on Coastal Resilience and Risk

December 11-12, 2013
NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction
College Park, Maryland

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About Us

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.

Renewable Resources Journal

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 "Donate/Subscriptions" link.