Explore the Natural Areas Virtual Conference
The 2020 Natural Areas (Virtual) Conference offers you opportunities to view presentations, participate in discussions, and network at your own pace through an extended conference experience.
The 47th Natural Areas Conference, Sierra to Sagebrush: Integrating Management and Stewardship Across Landscapes, is focused on the unique ecological and management dynamics that distinguish the Nevada-California borderlands. Learn More
Chief, Dept. of Agriculture's Forest Service
Shared Stewardship: Meeting Shared Challenges Across Shared Landscapes
Shared Stewardship is an initiative whose time has come. Launched in August 2018, Shared Stewardship builds on decades of cross-boundary work by the USDA Forest Service together with federal, state, Tribal, county, municipal, and private partners. As stewards of public, private, and Tribal lands, we face the same cross-boundary challenges at a landscape scale, including drought, catastrophic wildfires, invasive species, epidemics of forest pests and diseases, and more. We have signedor will soon signShared Stewardship agreements with states across the country, including California and Nevada, with their shared stewardship responsibilities for the Sierra Nevada and Great Basin. We work with the states and other partners to set broad priorities across shared landscapes for the outcomes we all want. Then we come to agreements with communities and stakeholders on the right tools to use at the right time in the right places at the right scale.
Director of the Southwest and South Central Climate Adaptation Science Centers
Adjunct Professor of Geosciences and of Natural Resources & Environment at the University of Arizona
Jackson is currently a member of the Board of Reviewing Editors for Science, the Advisory Editorial Board for Trends in Ecology and Evolution, and the Editorial Advisory Board for The Holocene, and has previously served on editorial boards for Ecology, Ecology Letters, Frontiers in Ecology & Environment, Ecological Monographs, Ecosystems, Journal of Vegetation Science, Diversity & Distributions, Wetlands, and New Phytologist. He is a past Fellow of the Aldo Leopold Leadership Program (2006), a Visiting Research Fellow at Merton College, University of Oxford (2012), and a Scholar in Residence at the Ucross Foundation (2012). He is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2009) and the Ecological Society of America (2014). Jackson was awarded the 2011 George Duke Humphrey Distinguished Faculty Medal from the University of Wyoming, and the 2015 Excellence in Leadership Award from the U.S. Geological Survey. He was listed as a Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher in 2016, 2017, and 2019.
Jacksons research has focused on using the past 25,000 years of earth history as a source of natural experiments to explore ecological responses to environmental changes of various kinds, rates, and magnitudes. His interests also include the history of science, and he has edited two English translations of classic works by Alexander von Humboldt, with a third nearing completion.
Area Fire Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension
Director, Northern CA Prescribed Fire Council
Thank you to our conference supporters*All conference programming is subject to change.
Join the people who protect and manage our natural areas.