Welcome to the LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources

The School of Renewable Natural Resources (RNR) is a leading institution in natural resource conservation and management, with a focus on wetland landscapes, wildlife populations, coastal and freshwater fisheries, and forest resources and ecology. Its programs in research, teaching, and outreach offer a unique opportunity for individuals interested in making a difference in these critical areas.

The School emphasizes basic and applied research that is relevant to the citizens of Louisiana and the broader scientific community. They actively seek out exceptional scientists to join their team and encourage collaboration with experts from various fields. 

Renewable Natural Resources News

Professor C. Greg Lutz, in LSU's School of Renewable Natural Resources, describes the toll that recent droughts are taking on crawfish farming in the south.

Carbon removals and renewable energy company Drax Group announced a new partnership with Louisiana State University (LSU) to support students and research associated with sustainable forestry and renewable energy. The collaboration will allow LSU and Drax to help advance energy innovation on a global level, while building on LSU’s legacy of sustainable forestry and innovative energy research.

SU researchers are using physics-based "digital twins" of solar-farming infrastructure to assess and minimize its effects on Louisiana ecosystems, funded by a nearly $500,000 experimental grant from LSU’s Institute for Energy Innovation.