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Late 2021 Keeping in Touch Newsletter

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.

  • A Note from the Treasurer
  • Updates from the Elections Committee
  • Updates from the Conference Support Committee
  • Updates from the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee
  • Updates from the Ethics Commitee
  • Updates from the Membership Committee
  • Updates from the Professional Development Committee
  • Updates from the Publications Committee
  • Updates from the Student Affairs (SAC) Committee

About 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!

Association Membership

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.

  • Membership gives you access to the great journal Society & Natural Resources online and in-print.
  • The IASNR Conference in Costa Rica in 2022 will be fantastic! Membership helps support these planning efforts and keeps you informed about opportunities to get involved.
  • The Student Affairs Committee of IASNR provides great opportunities to connect with other students around the world and gain access to helpful professional development opportunities, our mentorship program, and job postings. 
  • Discounts on books published through the SNR Book Series & Press, and opportunities to publish.
  • The Professional Development Committees of IASNR provides great opportunities for members at different stages in their career to learn from each other about research, teaching, engagement, and management practices, via webinar and other formats.
  • Working across scales and around the world, IASNR is the key to networking with others working at the intersection of society and natural resources. Given the inequities we face in times of disruption and change, natural resources and the human and non-human communities that rely on them are at the frontline of conflicts, struggles and opportunities. IASNR members research and work at these flashpoints. We need to support each other!

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]

An IASNR account is required to purchase or renew membership. Click here to login or create a free account.

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