September 20-23, 2021 - Duluth, MN
The Natural Areas Conference will be coming to Duluth, Minnesota in 2021. Duluth is located right 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.
Superior Visions: Navigating Complexity Amid Constant Change
Ecological monitoring: effective/sustainable long-term status and trends
Ecological monitoring: data management, storage, accessibility and use
Outreach: cutting edge education, volunteer stewardship, citizen science and social media
Outreach: involving arts, literature and photography
Developing technologies and apps: what to consider in creating or using
Protecting and managing natural areas for climate resilience
Innovative management techniques, equipment and labor
Rare species/pollinator best management practices
Prescribed disturbance: haying, grazing, fire, logging
Public perception and attitude towards natural areas
Making connections with new audiences
Flourishing habitats: how they got that way
Ecosystem services: what is the true value of natural areas?
Native plant materials in restoration/rehabilitation
Visitor use: compatible vs non-compatible
Invasive species: threats, prevention and management
Slowing environmental degradation and resource depletion
We can't wait to see you there in 2021!
*all conference programming is subject to change.
Duluth in fall
Join the people who protect and manage our natural areas.