2020 Conference

October 13-16, 2020 - Grand Sierra Resort - Reno, Nevada

Sierras to Sagebrush: integrating management and stewardship across landscapes

Call for papers opens in November 2019, and here are the topics we're looking for:

- Natural areas management in light of climate change

- Aquatic ecosystem conservation issues (Great Basin, Lake Tahoe, Sierra Nevada)

- Development and use of native seed in natural areas management

- Pollinator considerations in natural areas management

- Invasive species management - new and effective approaches 

- Managing fire regimes in a changing world (good fire/bad fire)

- Rare species management

- Collaborative approaches to conservation - public/private partnerships

- Conservation successes in working landscapes

- Technology in natural areas conservation 

- Sage-grouse conservation 

- Aspen conservation

- Mitigating the impacts of resource extraction on public lands

The Natural Areas Conference will be coming to Reno, Nevada on the banks of the Truckee River, which connects the Sierra Nevada mountains to the Great Basin. Nevada boasts spectacular natural sights, from the sweep of the Great Basin sagebrush to the beauty of Lake Tahoe.  

The conference venue, the Grand Sierra Resort, is in the heart of the Truckee Meadows. You can make your hotel reservations in our specially priced room block now. We look forward to partnering with organizations in Nevada and surrounding states.

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Plenary speaker Ben Goldfarb

Ben Goldfarb is the author of Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter, winner of the 2019 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. His journalism has appeared in publications including Science, National Geographic, and High Country News, and anthologized in the Best American Science & Nature Writing. His next book, on road ecology, will be published in 2022. 


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