24th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM)

June 17-21, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah


The 2018 ISSRM will be held at Snowbird, a resort and mountain setting that provides world-class facilities, dining, accommodations and outdoor recreation opportunities. Snowbird is situated near the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon in Utah’s Wasatch Mountain Range, just 24 miles from downtown Salt Lake City. Located only 29 miles from the Salt Lake International Airport, Snowbird is the most accessible major mountain resort and conference center in North America.

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About ISSRM

ISSRM is a venue for presenting cutting-edge research and engaging in productive discussions focused on the sustainable management of natural resources. In 2018, the Wasatch Mountains of Utah will serve as a gathering place for a rich exchange of scientific, professional, and local knowledge that will connect global environmental conditions and concerns with individuals’ and communities’ understanding of their local landscapes. We hope scholars and practitioners from many disciplinary and professional backgrounds as well as people from all walks of life will join as participants in a conference program that will contribute to our growing understanding of society’s interactions with natural resources and the environment.

Since its inception in 1986, the ISSRM conference has always had a broad focus that encompasses a wide variety of international resource management issues, environmental justice, collaborative stakeholder processes, and the social impacts of natural resource management. Our flagship journal is Society and Natural Resources. Our professional association is IASNR.

Theme - Landscape Legacies and Global Trajectories

The conference theme of ‘Landscape Legacies and Global Trajectories’ reflects a conscious recognition that scientists and resource managers must learn from the past if they are to build a more sustainable future where natural resources and the societies that depend upon them coexist at multiple scales spanning the global to the local. Looking to the past to inform the future is essential when attempting to grapple with the complex social and natural resource problems that our society faces today. Humanity’s relationship with natural resources shapes landscapes, leaving enduring legacies of individuals’ and communities’ lived experience. Emerging technologies and proactive decision making hold the promise of allowing us to leave behind landscapes that are are healthier, more diverse, and more connected than those we inherited. For this to happen, cutting-edge interdisciplinary science is needed.

Venue - Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort

The 2018 ISSRM will be held at Snowbird, a world-class resort and mountain setting that provides world-class facilities, dining, accommodations and outdoor recreation opportunities. Snowbird is situated near the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon in Utah’s Wasatch Mountain Range, just 24 miles from downtown Salt Lake City. Located only 29 miles from the Salt Lake International Airport, Snowbird is the most accessible major mountain resort and conference center in North America.

Travel Information

By Air
More information coming soon.

Driving
More information coming soon.

Lodging
More information coming soon.

Abstract Submission and Presentation Guidelines

Abstracts will be due mid-January 2018. Full details on submission guidelines are coming soon.

Individuals will be limited to serving as lead presenter on only one oral paper presentation. This does not include co-authorship and individuals may present both an oral paper presentation and organize a session, present a poster, or serve on a panel.

Registration

ISSRM 2018 will take place June 17 – June 21, 2018. Full details on registration deadlines and costs will be released soon.

Host University

The 2018 ISSRM will be hosted by Utah State University. For many years Utah State has been deeply engaged in both high-quality research and undergraduate and graduate education involving the application of social science to a broad array of natural resource and environmental issues. The Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology, located within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, was among the first in the United States to offer a graduate-level emphasis in Environmental/Natural Resource Sociology and has maintained a strong national reputation for excellence in that area for over 50 years. The Department of Environment and Society, housed in the S. J. and Jesse E. Quinney College of Natural Resources, also has a long tradition of excellence in bringing social science to bear on a host of natural resource management concerns.

Program

Preliminary program will be released spring 2018.

Field Trips

Several spectacular field trips, organized by the Institute of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism at Utah State University , will be offered in the days before and after the main conference events. These include:

  • Floating the Weeb
  • Folk Art and Pioneer History in the Salt Lake Valley
  • Mountain Bike and Brew
  • Family fun-day at Wheeler Historic Farm
  • Geology and History at Timponogos Cave
  • A Big Day of Birding
  • Service and Scenery in Southeastern Utah
  • Lone Peak Wilderness
  • The Mighty 5
  • Floating the Green
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Student Interest

Student Paper Competition Prizes will be awarded to the best undergraduate, Master’s, and PhD level papers that are presented at the ISSRM. More details and submission deadlines coming soon.

Student Forum– Offers professional development and networking for graduate students. More details and submission deadlines coming soon.

Student Mixer- Informal networking opportunity with pizza, beer, and homemade soda. Free. More details and submission deadlines coming soon.

Student Quiz Bowl– Fun, competitive team event where students test their IASNR and environmental social science knowledge in front of a boisterous audience. Bar and snacks provided. More details and submission deadlines coming soon.

Mentoring Program– More details and submission deadlines coming soon.

Student Scholarships– ISSRM organizers are currently fundraising in order to be able to provide reduced registration costs for students.

Green Meeting Goals

The planning team for ISSRM 2018 is working hard to create a more environmentally sustainable meeting! We are working to minimize waste, use local foods for meals provided during the conference and find other ways to green our meeting.

Contact Us

Contact the IASNR office at info@iasnr.org and the conference organizers at issrm2018@gmail.com.

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Registration Starts Winter 2018
Society & Natural Resources announces 2016 “Rabel J. Burdge and Donald R. Field Outstanding Article Award”
Society & Natural Resources Announces the Second Annual “Rabel J. Burdge and Donald R. Field Outstanding Article Award” The Editors and Editorial Board of Society & Natural »
2017 ISSRM Quiz Bowl Winning Team
The IASNR Office would like to once again congratulate the winners of the 2017 ISSRM Quiz Bowl! Team members of BrutusBoilerup are Mysha Clarke (Purdue University), Keri Iles (Purdue University) »
Post 2017 ISSRM Update
Hello IASNR members!! I just wanted to send out a quick note to once again congratulate our 2017 ISSRM organizers—Carina H. Keskitalo, Linda Lundmark, and Camilla Sandström—and of course our very »
Aug
15

Society & Natural Resources announces 2016 “Rabel J. Burdge and Donald R. Field Outstanding Article Award”

Society & Natural Resources Announces the Second Annual “Rabel J. Burdge and Donald R. Field Outstanding Article Award” The Editors and Editorial Board of Society & Natural »
Jul
18

2017 ISSRM Quiz Bowl Winning Team

The IASNR Office would like to once again congratulate the winners of the 2017 ISSRM Quiz Bowl! Team members of BrutusBoilerup are Mysha Clarke (Purdue University), Keri Iles (Purdue University) »
Jul
03

Post 2017 ISSRM Update

Hello IASNR members!! I just wanted to send out a quick note to once again congratulate our 2017 ISSRM organizers—Carina H. Keskitalo, Linda Lundmark, and Camilla Sandström—and of course our very »