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Strategic Planning Document -
Environment and Natural Resources
The Committee on Environment and Natural Resources wishes to express sincere appreciation to the CENR Subcommittee
Chairs, Executive Secretariat, Points of Contact, and Members for their participation in the formulation and review of this
document. Similarly, Agency Principals and their staffs were extremely helpful in assuring that the document achieved
the highest level of quality possible, within the constraints of time and resources, in presenting this strategy document
for the use of agencies, research institutions, scientists and citizens interested in a Federal research agenda for
environmental and natural resources research. The Committee also wishes to thank the Members of the President's
Committee of Advisors for Science and Technology who reviewed this document, Drs. Murray Gell-Mann, Shirley Malcolm,
Diana MacArthur, Mario Molina, and Peter Raven for their comments. Participants in the CENR Environmental Forum,
and in subsequent external reviews of the various subcommittee strategy documents are appreciated for their input
representing the broad community of stakeholders in environment and natural resources research. The dedicated
effort of Teresa Williams, and Charlene Horak, DOE, and Janine Dolinka, NASA, in the editorial production of this
document are sincerely appreciated. The contributions of the staff of the Environment Division, Office of Science and
Technology Policy were essential to the preparation, review, and compilation of information included in this document.