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!

(deadline Friday, June 10, 2022)

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:
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

Sep 2020 - Toward Improving Pollinator Habitat: Reconstructing Prairies with High Forb Diversity 

Additional Resources

Virtual Symposium

June 28, 2022 - 
Shared Stewardship: Collaborating to Effectively Co-manage the Chippewa National Forest

SNAP - State Natural Areas Program Roundtable


May 12, 2022 
Future 2022 Meeting Dates:
  • September 6 - 9 at the 2021 Natural Areas Conference
  • November 17

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