Bloomington, Indiana – Registration is open for the 45th Natural Areas Conference on the campus of Indiana University, October 23-25, 2018. This year’s theme is Building Resilience: The Future of Natural Areas.

The conference venue will be the Indiana Memorial Union, and conference accommodations will be at the historic Biddle Hotel.

Environmental change is dramatically impacting the resilience of natural areas and their ability to rebound from disturbance while maintaining biologically important features, and continuing to provide fundamental support to human health. Regardless of region or type, the hope for natural areas rests on planned actions that promote resilient systems in the face of daunting environmental change.

This annual event is three days of symposia, oral sessions, poster presentations, social networking events, roundtables, ID Workshops, and field workshops, all aimed at bringing cutting-edge and emerging land management strategies to natural areas professionals. Sessions will focus on a variety of regions and climates—but will also offer strategies appropriate for Indiana’s varied natural areas and land management challenges, such as fragmented landscapes, the legacy of decades of logging and farming, and the role of private land conservation.

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Natural Areas Association

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