Natural Areas  Conference




2022 Natural Areas Conference:
Superior Visions: Navigating Complexity Amid Constant Change

The 2022 Natural Areas Conference (NAC22), Superior Visions: Navigating Complexity Amid Constant Change, will be in Duluth, Minnesota. Duluth is located on the shore of Lake Superior, the largest of the Great Lakes. The northeast area of Minnesota is renowned for its natural areas, offering boreal and hardwood forest, extensive lakes, bogs and wetlands, as well as savanna and upland prairie. 

NAA Awards

Learn more about the new NAA Award: the Rising Leader Award!

The Natural Areas Journal


The Natural Areas Journal is the flagship publication of the Natural Areas Association is the leading voice in natural areas management and preservation.

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Popular Open-Access Articles:

July 2022 - Strategies for Long-Term Monitoring of Riverscour Plant Communities to Inform Science-Based Management
October 2021Patterns of Anthropogenic Fire within the Midwestern Tallgrass Prairie 1673–1905: Evidence from Written Accounts
July 2021 - Targeted Species Projects for Volunteers to Increase Early Detection Capacity: The Water Chestnut Mapping Challenge
April 2021 - Priority Species Lists to Restore Desert Tortoise and Pollinator Habitats in Mojave Desert Shrublands
Jan 2021 - A Sampling-Based Approach to Estimating the Minimum Population Size of the Federally Threatened Colorado Hookless Cactus
Nov 2020  - Current and Future Carbon Storage Capacity in a Southeastern Pennsylvania Forest

SNAP - State Natural Areas Program Roundtable


September 7, 2022 at the 2022 Natural Areas Conference

State Natural Areas Program Reports are an opportunity for practitioners to share some highlights, challenges, and achievements with people who understand this important work.

More upcoming SNAP Roundtables:
  • November 17 - Virtual Roundtable

If you would like to register for notifications regarding future SNAP meetings, click here


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New Natural Areas Journal Issue Available!

July 29, 2022
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Native Seed Partnerships Webinar Archive Now Available!

July 27, 2022
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July 15, 2022
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July Webinar Archive Now available!

July 13, 2022
Join the Crowd: Standardized Monitoring Protocols for Prairie and Savanna

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