Stewards' Circles

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! 

Scroll down for upcoming Stewards' Circle dates, venues, and topics. We can't wait to see you there!

Upcoming Stewards' Circles

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Thank you to all that attended our first in-person Stewards' Circle event! We hope to see you again for the next one. 

Join NAA for our inaugural Stewards‘ Circle -
Managing Natural Areas Under COVID
Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Penn Brewery Biergarden, 800 Vinial Street,
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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.