About 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.

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. 

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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Vol. 41 No. 4, October 2021

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Articles in this issue include: 
  • Using Floristic Analysis and Dendrochronology to Plan Ecological Restoration within a Forest–Prairie Ecotone
  • Honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) Presence is Associated with Reduced Diversity and Richness of Flowering Spring Flora in Central Kentucky
  • A Historical Floristic Inventory of Pine Rockland Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
  • Changes in Vegetation Structure and Gopher Tortoise Population Structure after 17 Years of Restoration Management
  • Patterns of Anthropogenic Fire within the Midwestern Tallgrass Prairie 1673–1905: Evidence from Written Accounts
  • Smooth Brome (Bromus inermis) Phenological Variability under Controlled Greenhouse Conditions

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