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Announcing the 2017 Natural Areas Conference Location & Dates

Mark your calendars for the 2017 Natural Areas Conference, October 10-12, 2017 at the Hilton in Fort Collins, Colorado!

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New Webinar Series for 2016

Our new webinar series is here! We're excited to announce our series of NAA Webinars, which kicked off June 28.

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John Humke: A Tribute to a Life Well Lived

by Fran Harty


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Remembering Barbara Garst Fell, Wife of George Fell

Reprinted from the Natural Lands Institute

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Dr. Sylvia M. Taylor Wins the 2015 George B. Fell Award

Announced at the Natural Areas Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas November 4, the 2015 winner of the prestigious George B. Fell award is Dr. Sylvia Taylor.

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Martin Blaney Receives 2015 Carl N. Becker Stewardship Award

The 2015 Carl N. Becker Stewardship Award winner is Martin Blaney. He received the award during the annual Awards Dinner November 5 at the Natural Areas Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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The 2015 Natural Areas Conference was a huge success.

The 2015 Natural Areas Conference was held in Little Rock, Arkansas  November 3-5. Thanks to our generous sponsors, outstanding speakers, and enthusiastic attendees, it was a tremendous success. Outstanding Workshops, informative sessions, and exciting field trips awaited all who attended. In addition, 40 students were able to learn, network with professionals and gain valuable new contacts. View the conference program, schedule and field trips descriptions at

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Student Scholarships for Natural Areas Conference

Scholarships to attend the 42nd annual Natural Areas Conference have been awarded to several eligible full-time students. The NAA is pleased to be able to provide this invaluable learning and career-growth opportunity to students attending accredited institutions and majoring in an applicable fields such as: natural resource management, biology, ecology, botany, or related subjects.

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Order the Natural Areas Journal special issue: "Native Plant Materials in Restoration."

Order the Native Plant Materials in Restoration special issue of the Natural Areas Journal. This special issue focuses on the development and use of native plant materials. It includes the latest research, concepts, and best management practices for preservation and use of native plants in natural areas restoration.

This special issue contains 18 articles rich with information and guidance on a variety of topics:

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View the Natural Areas Conference 2014 Plenary Webcast Now

Watch each of the Plenary Session presentations from the 2014 Natural Areas Conference. For bios on the Plenary speakers, visit the Conference site,


The Natural Area News

Natural Area News - Winter Issue

Natural Area News, the newsletter of the NAA, is published 3-4 times/year and is available to view on our website. The 'NAN' provides information and updates about the programs and activities of the NAA, and articles relevant to natural area professionals and the conservation community.

The NAN Welcomes Input

The NAA welcomes relevant submissions for inclusion in the NAN, including Steward's Circle articles, case studies, and management “how-to” tips that will benefit NAA members and other conservation land managers. Send your article or other information to the NAN editor (please put "NAN" in the subject line of your email).

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If your organization is spreading the news about natural areas via an online newsletter, the NAA wants to crosslink with you! Please send us your organization’s name and web address, the link to your newsletter page, and a contact name and email address.

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