Welcome to the Natural Resources Research and Interest Group

Mission Statement:

To provide a forum for scholars and others interested in the sociology of natural resources and the environment.

RSS on the Hill Preconference

The Rural Poverty, Natural Resources, and Rural Policy RIGs are organizing a one-day pre- conference in Washington, D.C. to meet with stakeholders of interest to our RIGs, including congressional and federal agency staff, think tanks, and advocacy groups.

Participants should arrive in D.C. the morning of Tuesday, August 6. We will gather for lunch and begin the program at noon on Tuesday, August 6 with an advocacy training conducted by the Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA).  We will enjoy the city Tuesday evening and will hold another half day of meetings during the morning of Wednesday, August 7, leaving D.C. early afternoon to allow enough time to arrive in Richmond for the start of the RSS Annual Meeting.

Participants are asked to bear the cost of travel to D.C., one night’s lodging, and meals.  We have funding from RSS to underwrite the cost of participants from under-represented groups.  We have room for five additional participants.  Spots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Contact Amanda Buday ([email protected]) for more information.

Rev. 5/21/19

2019 Natural Resource Research and Interest Group (NRRIG) Student Paper, Student Travel, and Freudenberg Award

To read the full NRRIG Award Guidelines, click here.


Fall 2019 NRRIG Newsletter

Spring 2019 NRRIG Newsletter

Fall 2018 NRRIG Newsletter

Spring 2018 NRRIG Newsletter

Summer Bonus 2016 NRRIIG Newsletter


Chair: Amanda Buday
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Co-Chair: Catrin Edgeley
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Student Rep: Mary Sketch
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