Working beyond boundaries. Collaboration as a key to natural areas management.


Don’t miss this event on managing natural areas—with a focus on how conservation professionals can better use collaboration as a tool. The conference features:

  • Sessions on preparing for and responding to climate change, managing urban natural areas, conserving pollinators, managing for ecosystem services, restoring ecological patterns and processes in the Anthropocene, communicating about conservation, and more
  • Two plenary sessions featuring leading natural areas managers and environmental researchers
  • Workshops, field workshops and networking events
  • Student presentation competitions and speed networking and career sessions
  • Opportunities to explore spectacular Fort Collins, surrounding natural areas, and its famous local breweries

Join the Natural Areas Association and save on Registration

Join the Natural Areas Association while registering and take advantage of the members’ discounted rate. New and lapsed individual-level members may conveniently join the NAA when you register. Agency / Business / Organization members can Join Now or by calling (724) 995-8466. Questions? Email the NAA.

2017 Fees

Registration Thru
Sep 15
Sep 15
NAA Members — Full Conference Registration (includes Awards Dinner) $425 $500
Join NAA Now — Full Registration (register as a member*) $485 $560
All Others — Full Conference Registration $475 $550
Daily Fees $250 $290
Student (Full-time students only)† — Full Registration $290 $315
Extra ticket to the Awards Dinner (Wednesday, Oct. 11) $50 $50
Addition of a Field Workshop (Thursday, Oct. 12) $75 $75

Full conference registration includes one ticket to the Awards Dinner on Wednesday, October 11.

* Includes 1-year Individual membership dues and Natural Areas Journal subscription.

† Includes a ticket to the Awards Dinner, and attendance on a field trip of your choice.

Note: If you have fiscal year or other budgetary constraints that affect your registration payment, please contact NAA so that we can assist you.

Agency/Organization/Business Membership Advantages

Agency/Business/Organization (AOB) level members may register up to five (5) of your employees/volunteers at the discounted member rate. That’s a potential savings of $80-$400. In addition, your $240 annual membership dues includes: up to five employees/volunteers receive individual member benefits for a full year, including a subscription to the Natural Areas Journal, Natural Area News newsletter, and a log-in to our new website so that they can access members-only features such as the online Journal and membership directory. And, the ability to post jobs. This higher level of support for the NAA also helps us to plan future conferences. Join the NAA Now or by calling (724) 995-8466. Questions? Email the NAA.

Registration Fees & Cancellations

A full refund less a $75 administrative fee will be honored only for requests received on or before Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. No refunds after Sept. 25; however, substitutions are allowed at any time. Written notice of cancellation must be emailed to Michelle Marquart or faxed to (217) 333-9561 in order for a refund to be issued.

In the unlikely event that this event is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, registration fees will be refunded in full. However, neither the conference, the NAA, and/or the University of Illinois is responsible for any other expenses, including cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.