Stewards‘ Circles are an opportunity to meet up with other natural areas professionals to share science, struggles and successes in a relaxed setting. It's also our chance to hear from you how NAA can better support the work you do!
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The conservation of a natural area begins with assessing its biological, hydrological and geologic features. Which can be easier said than done in a program with tight budgets and limited staff. Not to mention that once you know what you have, truly understanding the diversity of plant and wildlife species, identifying the unique challenges to their long - term conservation , and developing the capacity to address a long list of needs is daunting.
Join your colleagues in land management and conservation ecology to discuss these very real challenges to the management of natural areas, and to consider:
Sometimes the most creative solutions can be found in a conversation with a colleague over a beverage and snacks.
While the spirit of Stewards' Circles is to create space for you to discuss any aspect of your work, we thought we would offer a timely topic to get the conversation started.
As you know, COVID restrictions created a heightened interest in exploring the great outdoors. Unfortunately, the concept of leave no trace got left behind, requiring natural areas professionals to quickly develop and implement COVID-19 best practices that would allow the public to engage with nature in a safe and responsible manner. In addition, for many who work with volunteers, getting stewardship done with limited capacity also became a challenge.
Join NAA and your colleagues for a conversation about Managing Natural Areas Under COVID. Grab a beer or a soft pretzel and let's talk about what you've learned as we explore this topic.
Join the people who protect and manage our natural areas.