2022 Natural Areas Conference

This Conference was provided in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
This conference has concluded. NAA thanks all who attended and made this conference so special. We'll see you next year!

September 6-9, 2022 - Duluth, MN

The 2022 Natural Areas Conference (NAC22), Superior Visions: Navigating Complexity Amid Constant Change.

Duluth occupies the land and waters of indigenous people that include the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, and the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa who actively conserve and protect natural resources and continue their traditional practices in the present day. 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.

2022 Natural Areas Conference Virtual Package

  • Recordings of all Plenary Sessions & Keynotes.
  • Recordings of select practitioner talks

Detailed Conference Agenda

Check out the wide variety of talks and presenters during the concurrent sessions! The NAC22 agenda featured more than 100 presentations developed by and for natural areas practitioners, including keynotes and plenary sessions; concurrent breakout sessions; half-day, hands-on workshops; posters; and field workshops.

We'll see you next year!


Join the people who protect and manage our natural areas.