View of the spring landscape outside Reno, Nevada - site of the 2020 Natural Areas Conference. Courtesy Reno/Tahoe Visitors Bureau.
Venues Announced for 2020 and 2021 Natural Areas Conferences
Our 2020 Natural Areas Conference will be in Reno, Nevada on Oct. 14-16. We are excited to bring the conference to the banks of the Truckee River, which connects the Sierra Nevada mountains to the Great Basin.
Our 2021 Natural Areas Conference will be in Duluth, Minnesota, September 21-23, on the shores of Lake Superior. Mark your calendar!
John Bacone: 42 Years of Preserving Indiana's Natural Areas
John Bacone's accomplishments on behalf of Indiana's natural areas are a testament to his dedication. During his time as director of nature preserves, the system grew from 51 preserves in 1979, to more than 280 today. Here he talks about his favorite memories, his work, and his fervent hopes for the future.
Bombus Appositus on a thistle. Photo courtesy Rich Hatfield, Xerces Society.
NAA Webinar: "The Role of Honey Bees in Natural Areas - A Conversation" Now Online
This was our most popular webinar EVER. Based on their talks at the 2018 Natural Areas Conference in October, Vicki Wojcik of the Pollinator Partnership and Rich Hatfield of the Xerces Society presented The Role of Honey Bees in Natural Areas - A Conversation. There will definitely be more on this topic!
An understudied but important topic for NA practitioners.
New Special Issue of the Natural Areas Journal
"Managing Land from a Water Quality Perspective" came out in February 2019. This special issue focuses on the state of scientific research on practices used to restore and manage conservation lands which affect water quality, water quantity, and freshwater ecosystems.
It just takes one seed taking root to grow into something bigger.
NAA Gift Membership: it's a Win-Win-Win.
Gift memberships are a great way to recognize a new colleague, honor the graduation of a person entering the field as a professional, or celebrate someone's birthday! Your friend or colleague gets to experience the benefits of NAA membership, you get the good feeling that comes out of giving a gift, and our community grows bigger—and better able to conserve the natural areas we all love.