Renewable Natural 

Resources Foundation

About Us

The Renewable Natural Resources Foundation (RNRF), founded in 1972, is an I.R.C. §501(c)(3) nonprofit, public policy research organization. It is a consortium of scientific, professional, educational 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 using biological, physical and social sciences, and design and engineering disciplines.


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

Renewable Resources Journal

The periodic journal features articles on public policy related to renewable natural resources. It also includes meeting announcements from member organizations.

Renewable Resources Report

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 I.R.C. §501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. 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.