The Official Newsletter for IASNR Members
Keeping in Touch
Volume 21, Issue 2
Notes from the Executive Officers
With the close of 2021, we are slowly returning to old ways, as well as forging new possibilities to connect ourselves to research processes, learning strategies, and engaging the communities in which we work. We hope this newsletter finds you healthy and creative in the larger goals of understanding relationships between people, environment, and natural resources.
The Life & Legacy of Jim Finley (December 6, 1948 – October 2, 2021)
We are deeply saddened to share the sudden and tragic loss of long-time IASNR member Dr. Jim Finley, on October 2, 2021. Jim was Ibberson Chair and Professor Emeritus of Private Forest Management and Human Dimensions of Natural Resources at Penn State University. His decades of work informed our understanding of forests, private forest landowners, and all people who care for the woods.
IASNR has Moved to a New listserv Platform!
The IASNR listserv is now operated through Google Groups. We hope this new platform provides a better user experience. The IASNR listserv is a mechanism to foster immediate and timely communication among IASNR members. Topics may include research, academic, or job opportunities; questions about teaching or scholarship; or timely news that may be of interest to members. Please contact [email protected] to join the listserv, update your subscription settings, or with any questions.
Call for Council Member Nominations!
Your IASNR Executive Officers and Council represent you with regard to the association. Can you help us out by nominating an individual (including yourself!) who you think would represent you well? The IASNR Council Elections Committee is currently soliciting nominations for the following IASNR leadership positions: IASNR Council Professional member (3 seats) and IASNR Council Student Representative-Elect.
IASNR has a New and Improved Membership Directory
The Professional Development Committee has resurrected the IASNR membership directory to create a platform for professional networking and mentor relationships between IASNR members. Click here to access the directory and log in to the membership site. Don’t have a profile in the directory? Add one by clicking here. You must be a current IASNR member to access the directory. Please email [email protected] with any questions.
Updates from Society & Natural Resources
The 2021 calendar year (Volume 34 of the journal), is the first full year of Kristin Floress and Emily S. Huff’s appointment as Editors-in-Chief. To date, issues 1-12 have been published online. Printed journals for the last issues of Volume 34 will be mailed in the coming weeks.
Learn More about the 2022 & 2023 IASNR Conference!
The 2022 IASNR Conference will be held at the University of Costa Rica in San José, Costa Rica from June 26-30, 2022.
We are also busy planning several great in-person conferences for 2023 and beyond.
2022 IASNR Conference – San José, Costa Rica
2023 IASNR Conference – Portland, Maine
Updates from the Various IASNR Committees
All of the IASNR Committees have been serving the membership and organization as a whole. Click below to read an update from our various committees. If you would like to be involved in a committee or have any suggestions, we’d love to hear from you! Please email email [email protected] to get in touch with us.
The International Association of Society and Natural Resources (IASNR) provides unique professional development, publishing, and conferencing opportunities to students, scientists, and managers from around the world working at the interface between society and the environment. Our professional development work focuses on students and professionals with active Facebook and Twitter accounts that help you keep on top of current events, opportunities, issues, and publications. Our activities also include webinars, mentoring, and networking events.
We publish the journal Society & Natural Resources (SNR) through publisher Taylor & Francis. Our Society and Natural Resources Book Series and Press publishes books through our University Press of Colorado consortium. The annual IASNR Conference, (previously known as ISSRM), moves around the world linking students, managers, and scientists through research and practice.
Most of IASNR’s operating budget comes from membership fees. You can support IASNR to continue to provide and expand IASNR activities by renewing your IASNR membership for 2021, even if you don’t plan on attending the conference. You can also help us by recruiting new members. We are eager to expand our membership of scholars and practitioners working in the public, private, and non-profit sectors . Who do you know who might enjoy IASNR? Thank you in advance for renewing!
It’s time to purchase or renew your IASNR membership for 2022! To so many of us, IASNR has been our professional “home” that allows us to connect with colleagues from all over the world whose work focuses on the relationships between society and natural resources. Our connections with each other also help sustain us through challenging professional and personal times. We would love to see you purchase membership for 2022. Please keep in mind the following benefits of being an IASNR member and more.
Your membership will ensure these opportunities are possible and that you will have access to these great resources. Click below to learn more about IASNR membership or to renew your membership.
If you have any questions about membership, contact Jessica Hill at [email protected]
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