LEAD – Terri MacDonald,
CO-LEAD – Sarah-Patricia Breen,
CO-LEAD – Heather Hall,
STUDENT SUPPORT – David Greaves,

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The Natural Resources Development Network is committed to exploring, understanding, and sharing knowledge around the  multitude of factors influencing the sustainable management of natural resources, particularly as it relates to the rural regions who rely so heavily upon these industries.

Our core areas of focus are:

  • Food & food security,
  • Climate change,
  • Rural communities, and
  • Industry and trade,

These areas of focus are considered alongside cross-cutting themes of land, water, energy, and governance & policy. We invite any and all participation from interested individuals and organizations.

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Natural Resource Development Network Work Plan

Meet Tara Lynn ClappNRDN Team Policy Fellow

The NRDN has successfully funded the following:

Literature Reviews & Knowledge Briefs

Policy Briefs & Recommendations

Conference Support


Monday, January 29, 2018
Hidden Participants and Unheard Voices: Gender, Age, and other Influences on Traditional Ecological Knowledge Research in the North
Presenters: Maaya Hitomi and Philip Loring

Recordings of all of our webinars can be found on the RPLC YouTube channel.  Visit the site to see all of the rural related webinars or check out some of the NRD-related webinars below.


For more episodes on a variety of rural issues, please visit:

Rural Routes is a Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development and Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation initiative. This show is supported through a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Connection grant.