The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh will host June 2-7 the 2019 International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM), a venue for presenting cutting-edge research and engaging in productive discussions focused on the sustainable management of natural resources.
The conference, open to scholars and practitioners from many disciplinary and professional backgrounds, will offer 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.
Since its inception in 1986, the ISSRM conference always has had a board focus that encompasses a wide variety of international resource management issues, environmental justice, collaborative stakeholder processes and the social impacts of natural resource management.
The conference theme is "Sustainability and the Land Ethic in the Anthropocene," which includes exploring critical issues in Aldo Leopold's backyard. In honor of the 70th anniversary of publication of A Sand County Almanac, meeting participants will celebrate, workshop, discuss, visit places associated with and challenge Leopold's ideas and legacy.