Renewable Natural 

Resources Foundation


RNRF conducts national conferences, congressional forums, public-policy briefings and round tables, international outreach activities, and a national awards program. Please see below for further information.

Washington Round Table on Public Policy

RNRF conducts periodic meetings of member-organization staff members and guests to discuss public policy issues and to meet with professionals and scientists involved in the process. 

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.

Legislative and Public Policy Briefings

RNRF conducts legislative and public policy briefings on natural resource issues. The briefings are designed for policy staff of RNRF member organizations, federal agency personnel, and congressional staff members.

International Activities

RNRF conducts round tables and similar events featuring representatives from international organizations. RNRF is an accredited NGO with the Global Environment Facility.


The Foundation has three annual awards to recognize outstanding achievements in the renewable resources fields. Two of the awards—established in 1992—were the first awards to honor interdisciplinary achievements with an emphasis on the application of sound scientific practices in managing and conserving renewable natural resources.