2022 Natural Areas Conference

*All programming subject to change.  Please refresh the page for the most up-to-date information.  Check in frequently for updates. 
This Conference is 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, will be in Duluth, Minnesota. 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.

NAA Members: $99

Non Members: $129

JUST ADDED - 2022 Natural Areas Conference Virtual Package
  • Live stream of Robin Wall Kimmerer during the plenary session on Wed. Sept. 7 at 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. CDT.
  • Recordings of all Plenary Sessions & Keynotes.
  • Recordings of select practitioner talks.
  • The 2022 Natural Areas Conference Virtual Package will be released on Sept 20, 2022. See the schedule for details.

NAC22 is a fully vaccinated event. NAA is committed to your safety during its in-person events and we want you to be aware of the protocols and requirements for NAA in-person events. As the situation surrounding the COVID-19 virus is constantly evolving, NAA reserves the right to adjust protocols based on local, state, and national public health guidelines and restrictions in a specific location.

Check out the wide variety of talks and presenters during the concurrent sessions! The NAC22 agenda features 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.

NAC22 Registration Rates:
  Early Bird  Regular  Late  Day Rates  Virtual
  until 7/31/22  until 8/31/22  until 9/3/22
  Member  $499  $559  $619  $289  $99
  Nonmember  $569  $629  $689  $329  $129
  Student member  $299  $299  $299
  Student nonmember  $349  $349  $349

We'll see you next year!

*All programming subject to change.  Please refresh the page for the most up-to-date information.  Check in frequently for updates. 


Join the people who protect and manage our natural areas.