Renewable Natural 

Resources Foundation

Renewable Natural Resources Foundation's mission is to advance the application of science and related disciplines to improve decision-making, interdisciplinary collaboration, and educating policymakers and the public about conserving renewable natural resources.

RNRF recognizes that sustaining the Earth's renewable resources base will require a collaborative approach to problem solving using biological, physical and social sciences, and design and engineering disciplines.


RNRF Announces the Latest Edition of the Renewable Resources Journal


The latest issue of the Renewable Resources Journal is now available as a free download.

Featured Articles:

Groundwater Contamination and the "Beneficial Reuse" of Coal Ash in Southeast Wisconsin
Clean Wisconsin

Managing Acoustic Habitat in U.S. Waters
U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

A 2018 Horizon Scan of Emerging Issues for Global Conservation and Biological Diversity
Cambridge Conservation Initiative

Click here to download your copy of RNRF's quarterly public policy journal.

Read RNRF's blog, the Renewable Resources Report, here.


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Geological Society of America Issues New Position Statement: Geoscience and Energy Policy


GSA’s governing Council approved a new position statement, Geoscience and Energy Policy, at its October 2017 meeting in Seattle, Washington. "This has been a long time coming," said GSA President Isabel Montañez. "I would like to thank the committee for their thoughtful work and GSA members for their valuable input. We have a document that we can be proud of." The position statement summarizes the importance of the geosciences in developing fundamental data upon which sound energy policy should be based and the contributions geoscientists can make to the framing of energy policy.

Current Chair of GSA's Geology and Public Policy Committee (GPPC), Art Snoke, noted that energy issues in particular have relevance to, and are debated, at many levels of society and government. According to the new statement, "Most energy sources have important and distinct geologic factors that should be considered when analyzing the life-cycle impacts related to exploration, extraction, development, operations, human consumption, waste disposal, decommissioning, and reclamation."

The new position paper states, "Development of a comprehensive energy policy that significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions is essential for the future economic vitality, environmental well-being, and health and security of the citizens of the United States as well as other nations. Geoscientists locate, quantify, and help develop energy resources, and, along with professionals in other disciplines, assess and mitigate the impact of energy-resource development, operations, and use on the environment. Accordingly, input from geoscientists must be an integral part of all energy policy deliberations." 

Read more on the RNRF News page here.

What's new . . .

RNRF is soliciting nominations for the 2018 Sustained Achievement, Outstanding Achievement, and Excellence in Journalism Awards. Find out more here.

The report of the 2017 Congress on Contemporary Issues in Forest and Wildland Management is available as a free download here.

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