Natural Areas  Conference

2021 Natural Areas Virtual Conference: 
SAVE THE DATE: 2021 Natural Areas Conference – A One-day Virtual Event
  • Tuesday, October 19, 2021
  • 11:00am - 5:00pm EASTERN 
  • Register 
Call for 2021 Award Nominations:
2022 Natural Areas Conference:

SNAP - State Natural Areas Program Roundtable


Upcoming SNAP Roundtables:
  • August 10, 2021
  • November 17, 2021

If you would like to register for notifications regarding future SNAP meetings, click here

Stewards of the Land

The Fire Within: One Woman's Quest to Preserve Natural Areas

Joyce Bender served the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission for 31 years. She is the 2018 recipient of the Carl N. Becker Stewardship Award and NAA Member since 1988. 

Better Together: Advancing Conservation Through Vision, Tenacity and Adaptability

Meet Glenn Patrick Juday, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Forest Ecology, University of Alaska Fairbanks. Lifetime Member of the NAA since 1983.

Member News - June 2021

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  • NAA Member: Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Governor Northam Updates ConserveVA to prioritize land conservation projects for water quality and protection of battlefields that saw the engagement of African American troops. July 2020

  • NAA Team Member: Bill Holimon and the Arkansas Natural Heritage Program announce their newest natural area acquisition, Blue Mountain; the last remaining mountain in the Maumelle Pinnacles chain. July 2020

  • NAA Team Member: Mary Ann PerkinsCarnegie Museum of Natural History's Hall of Botany is now OPEN! The Hall of Botany includes a new entry experience and fresh storytelling that connects the beloved exhibition to the museum’s initiatives around the Anthropocene and nature. July 2020

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.

Current Issue: 

Popular Open-Access Articles:

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 


The Natural Areas Journal is a peer-reviewed, internationally recognized professional journal for scientists and natural areas professionals.


We hold these events in various locations to allow our community members to share regionally specific information, strategies and tools for natural areas management.


The Natural Areas Conference will be coming to Duluth, Minnesota in 2022. Duluth is located right  on the shore of Lake Superior, the largest of the Great Lakes.


Our webinar series is a part of our continuing commitment to bring the latest and most relevant information to our members.

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SNAP Roundtable video archive now available

May 17, 2021
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USDA Plant Database Webinar Archive - Watch for free!

June 04, 2021
This webinar has been provided to you at no cost thanks to the USDA Forest Service.

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