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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.
The NRDN has successfully funded the following:
Literature Reviews & Knowledge Briefs
- Climate Change Adaptation in Rural Communities
- Source Water Protection
- Challenges and Strategies in the Mining Sector
- Forestry Labour Market Profile
- Examining Regional Approaches to Drinking Water Management in Rural Canada; Newfoundland and Labrador
- Exploring Water Insecurity in Canadian Indigenous Communities
- Hidden participants and unheard voices? A systematic review of gender, age, and other influences on local and traditional knowledge research in the North
- Agricultural Drainage
- Lake Fishery Sustainability: A Socio-Ecological System Thinking and Approach
Policy Briefs & Recommendations
- Green Infrastructure: The case for using Green Infrastructure as a planning tool
- Source Water Protection: Ontario’s Clean Water Act and Implications for Rural Serviced Municipalities
- Related article published in Water (2017, 9, 538)
- Farmland Preservation: Six Lessons on Farmland Preservation from Oregon, USA
- Polycentric Governance in Climate Change Policies
- An Evaluation of British Columbia’s Liquefied Natural Gas Economic Policies
- Watershed Governance or Intake Governance? Implications of Ontario’s Clean Water Act on Collaborative Watershed Governance in Rural Areas
- Support for the two-day exchange hosted by the Crees of Northern Quebec, Canada
- International Forum on Integrated Water Management
- Support for NRDN member to attend and present
- 2016 Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation Conference
- Crossing streams: an interdisciplinary panel on rural water (recorded panel)
- Feeding Ourselves: food systems management in rural regions (recorded panel)
- Support for 5 NRDN members to attend and present
- 2017 Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation Conference
- 2017 Rural Alberta Innovation and Learning Commons
- 2018 Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation Conference
- 2018 3rd World Small-Scale Fisheries Congress
- Support for 1 NRDN member to attend and present.
- 2019 Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation Conference
- 2019 International Comparative Rural Policy Studies (ICRPS) Summer Institute – Rovaniemei, Finland.
- Support for 1 NRDN member to attend and present.
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.
- 2019.05.08 Polycentric Governance in Climate Change Policies, Lissel Hernandez-Gongora, Video, PowerPoint
- 2018.04.11 – Lessons on Farmland Preservation Near Growing Urban Regions from Oregon, U.S.A. Video, Powerpoint
- 2018.04.05 – Technology for Watershed Stewardship Non-profits Video
- 2018.03.23 – Forestry Skills: Thinking Beyond Current Paradigms, Philomena de Lima, Sarah Pohlschneider, and Sarah Breen. Video, Powerpoint
- 2018.01.29 – Hidden Participants and Unheard Voices: Gender, Age, and other Influences on Traditional Ecological Knowledge Research in the North
Maaya Hitomi and Philip Loring. Video, Powerpoint.
- 2017.11.15 – Creating Sustainable Funding for Ecosytems and Watersheds, Juliet Craig and Dr. Tara Lynne Clapp. Video, Powerpoint
- 2017.02.07 – Oil’s Rural Reach: Social and Environmental Impacts in Saskatchewan’s Oil Producing Areas, Emily Eaton. Video, PowerPoint
- 2016.04.06 – Advancing the Basin-Boundry Regional Food System, Lauren Rethoret (PowerPoint), Rachel Roussin (PowerPoint), Brent Mansfield (PowerPoint). Video
- 2019.08.16 – Fall Funding Call / NRDN Co-Lead Receives Funding to Study the Impacts of Automation in the Mining Sector / Innovate BC Ignite Winner
- 2019.06.28 – Summer Funding Call / CBRDI to Help Municipalities Adapt to Climate Change
- 2019.03.27 – Spring Into New Opportunities / See the Forest for the Trees
- 2018.10.01 – Fall Funding Call / Transitioning to a New Rural Cannabis Economy
- 2018.07.05 – Summer Funding Call / Selkirk Leads the Charge For Research in a Changing Forest Industry
- 2018.05.24 – Spring Funding Call / Lunch & Learn Recap / Growing Our Network
- 2018.04.11 – Digital Lunch & Learn – New Researcher’s Discussion Series / Farmland Preservation
- 2018.03.20 – Rural Water Infrastructure / Forestry Skills: Thinking Beyond Current Paradigms
- 2018.01.17 – A New Work Plan & A Call For Funding Applications / Growing our Network
- 2017.12.14 – Responding to Policy Requests and Providing Policy Resources
- 2017.11.14 – Welcome to the Natural Resource Development Network
RURAL ROUTES PODCASTS: related to NATURAL RESOURCES
- S2E6 – The Future of Forestry: https://soundcloud.com/ruralroutes/s2e6-future-of-forestry
- S1E7 – Mining Legacy in the North: https://soundcloud.com/ruralroutes/episode-7-mininglegacy
- S1E1 – State of Rural Canada: https://soundcloud.com/ruralroutes/episode-001-the-state-of-rural-canada
For more episodes on a variety of rural issues, please visit: http://ruralroutespodcasts.com
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.
Micha, E., Roberts, W., Ryan, M., O’Donoghue, C., & Daly, K. (2018). A participatory approach for comparing stakeholders’ evaluation of P loss mitigation options in a high ecological status river catchment. Environmental Science & Policy, 84, 41–51.
Stephenson, R. L., Paul, S., Wiber, M., Angel, E., Benson, A. J., Charles, A., … Neis, B., … Sumaila, U. R. (2018). Evaluating and implementing social–ecological systems: A comprehensive approach to sustainable fisheries. Fish and Fisheries, 0(0).
Beaudreau, A. H., Chan, M. N., & Loring, P. A. (2018). Harvest portfolio diversification and emergent conservation challenges in an Alaskan recreational fishery. Biological Conservation, 222, 268–277.
Minnes, S., Breen, S.-P., Markey, S., & Vodden, K. (2018). Pragmatism versus Potential: New Regionalism and Rural Drinking Water Management. Journal of Rural and Community Development, 13(2).
Ryser, L., Halseth, G., & Markey, S. (2018). Restructuring of Rural Governance in a Rapidly Growing Resource Town: The Case of Kitimat, BC, Canada. EchoGéo, (43).
Carter, K. L., & Vodden, K. (2018). Applicability of Territorial Innovation Models to Declining Resource-Based Regions: Lessons from the Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland. Journal of Rural and Community Development, 12(2–3).
Halseth, G., Markey, S., Ryser, L., Hanlon, N., & Skinner, M. (2018). Exploring New Development Pathways in a Remote Mining Town: The Case of Tumbler Ridge, BC Canada. Journal of Rural and Community Development, 12(2–3).
Olfert, M. Rose, and David Natcher. 2016. “Adaptation in a Resource-Based Economy in the Northern Great Plains.” Great Plains Research 26 (1):35–49.
Poudel, Krishna Lal, Thomas G. Johnson, and Rachna Tewari. 2016. “Property Rights and Sustainable Natural Resource Management.” Environmental Management and Sustainable Development 5 (2):30–40.
Ryser, Laura M., Greg Halseth, Sean Markey, and Marleen Morris. 2016. “New Mobile Realities in Mature Staples-Dependent Resource Regions: Local Governments and Work Camps.” Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, September.
Stoett, Peter, and Owen Temby. 2015. “Bilateral and Trilateral Natural Resource and Biodiversity Governance in North America: Organizations, Networks, and Inclusion.” Review of Policy Research 32 (1):1–18.
Halseth, Greg, Laura Ryser, Sean Markey, and Alex Martin. 2014. “Emergence, Transition, and Continuity: Resource Commodity Production Pathways in Northeastern British Columbia, Canada.” Journal of Rural Studies 36:350–61.