Natural Areas News
May 2018

In this issue: Deadline for 2018 Proposals MAY 18 - Conference Closing Plenary Speakers Announced - Mentor Marsh Webinar May 16 - NAA Regional Workshop: Lake Erie Ecosystems Registration Open - Highlights from April 18-19 NAA Regional Workshop: Let the Sun Shine In - Access the Popular Pollinator Management Webinar Series -  Looking for Journal Associate Editors - Thank you to our Recent Donors

Deadline for Natural Areas Conference Proposals May 18

It's the premier gathering of natural areas professionals from across the U.S. - and a unique opportunity to learn, share your information, and come together.

We've made it easier than ever to submit your proposals. We're looking for proposals for symposia, individual oral presentations, workshops, field workshops and posters. Students are welcome to submit poster and individual presentation proposals. DON'T MISS THE DEADLINE.

Our Closing Plenary Speakers: former Nat'l Park Service head Jonathan Jarvis and Dr. Gary Machlis

We are excited to announce that former Director Jarvis and Dr. Machlis, authors of The Future of Conservation in America, will be our Closing Plenary Speakers October 25.

Register Now for the May 16 NAA Webinar

Don't miss Mentor Marsh: History, Tragedy, Recovery - offering strategies for large-scale restoration of marshland, and an inspiring story of the innovative work being done to preserve this National Natural Landmark. This webinar will also give a preview of our upcoming NAA Regional Workshop: Lake Erie Ecosystems, July 10 and 11. 

Registration OPEN for NAA Regional Workshop: Lake Erie Ecosystems July 10 and 11

Our next regional workshop features the ecosystems of Lake Erie, and includes visits to Presque Isle State Park, Erie Bluffs State Park, and Mentor Marsh Natural Area. Don't wait - register now. 

Highlights from NAA Regional Workshop Let the Sun Shine In, Shawnee National Forest

Our first NAA Regional Workshop of 2018, April 12-13, attracted an enthusiastic audience to Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois to hear about opening up forests to encourage biodiversity and oak recovery. Plus snakes!

Popular NAA Pollinator Management Webinar Series Now Online

Our most popular webinar series ever provoked an ongoing conversation about managed vs. wild bee populations, the effects of pesticides on different bees, and managed bees on public land. Access it all FREE online. 

Be an Associate Editor for the Natural Areas Journal

We're looking for associate editors to join our highly accomplished team.  

Thank You to Our Donors - and Find Out Why Our New Levels Matter

At the beginning of the year, we introduced the Supporter, Investor and Sustainer levels of membership to give people more options for how to support this community of natural areas professionals, beyond a basic membership or a donation.

Why are these levels important? 

Because the costs of providing this community with all of the tools, information and events we do far outstrips the cost of a basic membership, or the registration costs we charge. We do this to ensure that membership and programming is still accessible, and allows us to provide support to the wider natural areas professional community. By joining at the Supporter, Investor and Sustainer levels - or by becoming a Lifetime Member - you're helping to keep this community strong in the face of what we know are strong headwinds. Interested? Click below to find out more about our new donors and membership levels.

Give to the Natural Areas Association

Membership dues only support a portion of what we offer - the rest comes from you, our supporters. When you give to NAA, you invest in the whole community of natural areas professionals.

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