Renewable Natural 

Resources Foundation


Programs

RNRF conducts national conferences, congressional forums, public-policy briefings and round tables, international outreach activities, and a national awards program.


National Congresses

RNRF conducts national congresses. These national meetings provide an interdisciplinary forum on critically important issues. They are attended by representatives of RNRF's member organizations, the non-governmental organization community, federal and state agencies, federal and state legislative bodies and others.

Reports of all congresses are available for download. See our Publications web page for information on ordering other reports.

2017 NATIONAL CONGRESS

Congress on Contemporary Issues in Forest and Wildland Management
(to be held at National Union Building, Washington, D.C.) (December 13, 2017)

[2017 Congress Website]

PRIOR NATIONAL CONGRESSES:

Congress on Harnessing Big Data for the Environment (conducted at the American Geophysical Union conference center, Washington, D.C.) (2016).

[2016 Congress Website]       [Download PDF]

Congress on Sustaining Western Water (conducted at the American Geophysical Union conference center, Washington, D.C.) (2015).

[2015 Congress Website]       [Download PDF]

Congress on Adapting Food Production to a Changing Climate (conducted at the American Geophysical Union conference center, Washington, D.C.) (2014).

[2014 Congress Website]       [Download PDF]

Congress on Coastal Resilience and Risk (conducted at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction, College Park, Md.) (2013).

[2013 Congress Website]        [Download PDF]

Congress on Sustaining Natural Resources and Conservation Science: What is at Stake in the Years Ahead (conducted at the American Geophysical Union conference center, Washington, D.C.) (2012).

[2012 Congress Website]        [Download PDF]        [Download Report Mailed to Congress]

Congress on Assessing America's Renewable Energy Future (conducted at the USGS Center, Reston, Va.) (2009). Sponsored by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Department of Agriculture. Additional support provided by U.S. Forest Service. 

[2009 Congress Website]        [Download PDF]

Congress on Environmental Science Issues Facing the U.S. Congress and Natural Resources Agencies (conducted at American Geophysical Union conference center, Washington, D.C.) (2006). Sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 

[2006 Congress Website]

Congress on Assessing and Mitigating Environmental Impacts of Emerging Contaminants (conducted at American Geophysical Union conference center, Washington, D.C.) (2005). Sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey. Additional support provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  

[2005 Congress Website]        [Download PDF]        [Download Additional Resource]

Building Capacity for Coastal Solutions (conducted at American Geophysical Union conference facility, Washington, D.C.) (2004). Sponsored by: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Geological Survey, USDA Forest Service, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 

[2004 Congress Website]        [Download PDF]

Federal Agency Personnel Trends, Budget Stringencies, Challenges to Higher Education, and Evolving Roles of Natural Resources Agencies (conducted at American Association for the Advancement of Science conference facility, Washington, D.C.) hosted by and conducted in association with AAAS (2003). Sponsored by: U.S. Geological Survey, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and USDA Forest Service. 

[2003 Congress Website]        [Download PDF]

Control of Nonpoint Source Water Pollution: Options and Opportunities (conducted at Radisson Plaza Lord Baltimore, Baltimore, Md.) hosted by Department of Natural Resource Sciences and Landscape Architecture, University of Maryland (2002). Sponsored by: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and USDA Forest Service. Additional support provided by: U.S. Geological Survey, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and U.S. Bureau of Land Management.  

[2002 Congress Website]        [Download PDF]

Promoting Sustainability in the 21st Century (conducted at DoubleTree Hotel Janzen Beach, Portland, Ore.) hosted by the College of Forestry, Oregon State University, and College of Forest Resources, University of Washington (2000). Themes: 1) Utilizing regional approaches to land allocation and use, and 2) Identifying evolving roles and educational needs of natural resources professionals). Sponsored by: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Geological Survey, USDA Forest Service, and U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Additional support provided by: USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation. 

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Human Population Growth: Impacts on the Sustainability of Renewable Natural Resources (conducted at Marvin Center, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.) hosted by the GWU Institute for the Environment (1998). Sponsored by: USDA Agricultural Research Service, USDA Forest Service, and U.S. Geological Survey. 

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Applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to the Sustainability of Renewable Natural Resources (conducted at Jackson Lake Lodge, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming) hosted by College of Natural Resources, Utah State University (1996). Sponsored by: USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and USDA Forest Service. Additional support provided by: USDA Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Geological Survey, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 

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Renewable Natural Resources: Critical Issues and Concepts for the Twenty-First Century (conducted at Vail Westin, Colorado) hosted by College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University (1992), Sponsored by: USDA Forest Service, USDA Soil Conservation Service, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Additional support provided by USDA Agricultural Research Service, USDA Cooperative State Research Service, and USDA Extension Service. 

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Workshop on National Parks Fire Policy: Goals, Perceptions, and Reality (conducted in Snowbird, Utah) (1991).

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