Your membership is vital to sustaining the quality programs and publications you’ve come to depend on.

Become an Annual Member today and join our growing network of individuals, law firms, companies, government agencies, and organizations dedicated to supporting legal scholarship in the mineral and natural resources community. Your membership not only entitles you to the benefits and publications described below, it allows the Foundation, a non-profit organization, to continue to provide high-quality oil and gas, mining, energy, public lands, water, environmental, and international law programs, publications, and legal scholarship at an affordable price.



Join the other companies and firms who have taken advantage of our new Sustaining Membership.  This membership includes all company employees, two complimentary registrations to the Annual Institute, recognition on our website and in the Annual Institute materials, and up to 40 names in the Membership Directory.


Become an annual member   Click here to apply for membership. Or you can download a printable membership form.

Benefits to Annual Members

  • A substantial reduction in the early registration fee for the 65th Annual Institute in Monterey, CA.
  • Discounts on registration fees for Special Institutes, Short Courses, and other programs
  • Discounts on the price of our NEW Online Natural Resources Education CLE and CPE videos and related materials
  • Discounts on many Foundation publications and audio recordings, including the Proceedings of the 64th Annual Institute
  • Access to the NEW Members Only area of our website

Free to Annual Members

  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Journal   2 electronic issues per year with original articles, selected reprints, an annual oil and gas update, and topical reading lists
  • Mineral Law Newsletter – 4 electronic issues per year covering judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in mining and oil and gas law in 27 states and Canada; also includes federal courts and agencies, Congress, and environmental issues
  • Water Law Newsletter – 3 electronic issues per year covering judicial, statutory, and legislative developments in water law and water rights at federal, state, and local levels; includes coverage of 26 states, federal water quality, and federal reserved water rights
  • Membership Directory with alphabetical, geographical, and email listings, provided mid-year in electronic format to those listed on the membership, along with a searchable Directory in the Members Only area of our website


Organization Membership Categories

Sustaining Membership –  $6,000

For firms and companies that choose to support the Foundation at a higher level, additional benefits include: two complimentary registrations to the Annual Institute, recognition on our website and in Annual Institute materials, recognition in Special Institute materials, and up to 40 names in the Membership Directory. NEW in 2019: Sustaining Members will receive free access to the Foundation’s Online Digital Library.

Law Firm, Corporation, Government Agency, or Other Entity Membership

Various membership levels are available based on the number of legal and land professionals involved in natural resources work.

  • 1-3 persons: $1,015
  • 4-9 persons: $1,705
  • 10-15 persons: $2,515
  • 16+ persons (Unlimited Global): $3,875

University (Faculty) Membership – $410

Includes all full-time faculty at a college or university (adjunct faculty generally are not eligible). The institution’s faculty and libraries may also purchase Foundation publications at special educational prices.


Individual Membership Categories

Benefits accrue only to the individual. Law firms, companies, agencies, and other organizations are not eligible for Individual Memberships.

Individual Membership – $500

All the benefits of membership on an individual basis.

Individual Government/Nonprofit Membership – $400

For employees of government agencies or non-profit (IRS tax-exempt) organizations.

New Professional Membership – $100

A one-time individual membership for recent law school graduates, new landmen, and other new natural resources professionals. Join for $100 in the year of graduation or first employment as a natural resources professional and the membership continues through the end of the following calendar year. For example, join in August 2018 and your membership is valid through December 2019.

Senior Membership – $150

For individuals who are fully retired yet wish to continue to participate in Foundation activities.

Student Membership – $25

For full-time students only.


Become an annual member   Click here to apply for membership. Or you can download a printable membership form


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