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    An unparalleled opportunity for training, catching up on the latest research, and making valuable connections.

    The 42nd annual Natural Areas Conference will be held in Little Rock, Arkansas. Mark your calendar now for November 3-5, 2015.

  • Natural Areas Journal


    For cutting-edge research, and land management best practices, the quarterly Natural Areas Journal is a must. Included are articles on a wide variety of topics, including conservation biology, ecological restoration, assessment and monitoring, species management, and fire ecology to name a few. MORE

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    House to Vote on a bill that would cut funding for research at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Department of Ene

    Tamara Thompson
    19May15

    Recently, there has been quite a flutter of activities around the topic of pollinators, monarchs and honey bees.

    Gibbs Kraus
    19May15

    Threatened animals like elephants, porpoises and lions grab all the headlines, but what’s happening to monarch butterflies

    Tamara Thompson
    11May15

    The Natural Areas Association (NAA) is currently accepting nominations for the Carl N. Becker Stewardship Award.

    Gibbs Kraus
    11May15
  • Conservation News

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    National Strategy for Pollinators

    Recently, there has been quite a flutter of activities around the topic of pollinators, monarchs and honey bees. Today the White House is releasing the National Strategy to Promote Pollinator Health and accompanying science-based Pollinator Research Action Plan which outline needs and priority actions to better understand pollinator losses and improve pollinator health. These actions will be supported by coordination of existing Federal research efforts and accompanied by a request to Congress for additional resources to respond to the pollinator losses that are being experienced.  Increasing the quantity and quality of habitat for pollinators is a major part of this effort—with actions ranging from the construction of pollinator gardens at Federal buildings to the restoration of millions of acres of Federally managed lands and similar actions on private lands. To support these habitat-focused efforts, USDA and the Department of Interior are today issuing a set of Pollinator-Friendly Best Management Practices for Federal Lands, providing  practical guidance for planners and managers with land stewardship responsibilities.  You can read more about this topic from the White House, here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2015/05/19/announcing-new-steps-promote-pollinator-health The strategy is linked through this article from today's Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/whats-all-the-obama-buzz-about-bees/2015/05/18/5ebd1580-fd6a-11e4-805c-c3f407e5a9e9_story.html    

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