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2020 Natural Areas Conference - Cancelled

The staff and board of NAA have reached the difficult decision that convening our community in person for the 2020 Natural Areas Conference will not be possible this year. This is the first time in 47-consecutive years of the Natural Areas Conference that we've had to cancel, so we don't take this decision lightly. Given the uncertainly of the pandemic and the certainty that all of us will be under financial constraints, we feel that this is the right decision from both an ethical and financial standpoint. While we will certainly miss seeing you all face to face, we are still committed to bringing you some of the rich and wonderful programming the conference committee has worked so hard to put together. We are working on an engaging virtual format that will allow us provide as much research, technique and practical application of science as you've come to expect at a Natural Areas Conference. NAA exists to serve you, our community, so we welcome any ideas, feedback, lessons learned and novel approaches you've seen as we move to a virtual learning model. No matter what form this years conference program takes, it's for you, so we want to hear from you as we begin to solidify our plans. We will keep you updated as we move forward, and we thank you for being a part of the NAA community. *All programming is subject to change.

Please check back for updates. The 47th Natural Areas Conference, Sierra to Sagebrush: Integrating Management and Stewardship Across Landscapes, is focused on the unique ecological and management dynamics that distinguish the Nevada-California borderlands, the Great Basin and Sierra mountains. This conference is designed to bring together land and resource managers, scientists, and policy makers to share and discuss creative ideas that cross disciplines, ecosystems, and jurisdictional boundaries. These interactions are critical to solving landscape scale issues in the region.