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


Best Value! Conference Registration Includes:

  • Strategies and tactics that resource and natural areas managers can use to prepare for and respond to climate change on the ground
  • Sessions on connecting ecological restoration and adaptation, assisted migration, prescribed fire and wildland fire use, native plant materials, pollinators and more
  • Two plenary sessions featuring leading ecologists and environmental researchers, including Healy Hamilton and Chris Swanston
  • Workshops, field trips and networking events

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 — Registration $TBD $TBD
Join NAA Now — Registration (register as a member*) $TBD $TBD
All Others — Registration $TBD $TBD
Daily Fees $TBD $TBD
Student (Full-time students only)† — Full Registration $TBD $TBD
Ticket to the Awards Dinner (Wednesday, Oct. 11) $TBD $TBD
Attendance on a Field Trip $TBD $TBD

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

† Includes 1-year Student membership and Natural Areas Journal subscription, 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.