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

The Journal features peer-reviewed original research articles on topics such as:

  • Applied conservation biology

  • Ecological restoration

  • Natural areas management

  • Ecological assessment and monitoring

  • Invasive and exotic species management

  • Habitat protection

  • Fire ecology



It also includes writing on conservation issues, forums, topic reviews, editorials, state and federal natural area activities and book reviews. In addition, we publish special issues on various topics. Our most recent special issue is Managing for Pollinators on Natural Areas.

Natural Areas Association members receive a subscription to the Journal as part of the benefits of membership. Members can access their online issues by logging into the member-only area of this site. 

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