The Renewable Natural Resources Foundation (RNRF) is an I.R.C. §501(c)(3) nonprofit, public policy research organization, 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.
The Renewable Resources Report is RNRF's platform for
interdisciplinary discussion of natural resources and the
environment. Visit our blog for regular updates on a wide
range of environmental science and policy issues. Whether
you are a general interest reader or subject-matter
expert, we welcome your participation.
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. More information is available here.