NAC22 Virtual Conference

NAA Members: $99

Non Members: $129

Not able to participate in the in-person 2022 Natural Areas Conference (NAC22)? Cannot travel? Just not in the budget?

We understand! We know that you still need great science and best practices. 

NAA is pleased to offer limited access to select recorded NAC22 presentations.

The 2022 Natural Areas Conference Virtual Package includes:
  • Live stream of Robin Wall Kimmerer during the plenary session Land Justice: engaging Indigenous knowledge for land care 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.

photo by Alaina Berger

photo by Ann Gilmore

Land Justice: engaging Indigenous knowledge for land care

What might Land Justice look like? 
Dr. Kimmerer will explore Indigenous perspectives on land conservation, from biocultural restoration to Land Back.  This discussion invites listeners to consider how engaging Traditional Ecological Knowledge contributes to justice for land and people. She will also include suggestions and advice for those who work daily to protect biodiversity on lands and waters shared with sovereign nations, acknowledging the challenges and the opportunities for collaboration.

2022 Natural Areas Conference Speakers
Click each speaker to learn more.


Land Acknowledgement
Natural Areas Association, Executive Director
Welcome from NAA
Welcome from Conference Chair
MN Department of Natural Resources
Scientific and Natural Areas (SNA) Program, Prairie Biologist
Life at a Crossroads: a Natural History of Minnesota
Botanist, Plant & Forest Ecologist, Author and Retired,
MN Biological Survey
MN Biological Survey, Botanist & Plant Ecologist
MN Biological Survey, Botanist & Plant Ecologist
Reminding Ourselves and Others Why We Are Doing This
The Nature Conservancy, Director of Science
SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor,
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry,
Scientist, Professor, Author, Founding Director - Center for Native Peoples and the Environment
40 years of riverscour habitat studies - linking heritage data to environmental drivers of species decline
Chris Tracey
Plant blindness represents the loss of cultural identityStacie Blue

NAA Members: $99

Non Members: $129


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