Monday, March 25, 2019

Practitioner Scholarships To Be Available For 2019 Natural Areas Conference; Reminder: Proposals Due April 15

Natural areas practitioners working in the state of Pennsylvania and in the Southwestern Pennsylvania region will be eligible to apply for scholarships covering all or part of the 2019 Natural Areas Conference to be held October 8-10 at the Pittsburgh Sheraton.
The scholarships are funded by Conference supporters as a way of helping to ensure the attendance of some regional natural areas practitioners who otherwise might not be able to attend the Conference.
Applications will be available June 1, when Conference registration opens.
This year's Conference theme is At the Water's Edge: Managing Our Land and Water in a Changing Landscape.
Topics include: Best Management Practices on Land for Freshwater Ecosystem Integrity, Mitigating the Impact of Energy Development, Advances in State Forest Management,  Identifying Natural Areas Management of Wildlife Habitat, Invasive Species Management and Prevention, Using Data and Technology to Advance Conservation, Parcelization of Large Private Land – Opportunities for Conservation, Native Plant Conservation Initiatives, Pollinators in Natural Areas Management, Management Planning to Advance the Conservation of Special Species/Natural Communities, Urban Natural Areas and Green Infrastructure, Wetlands Conservation for Rare Species, Climate Change – Species and Natural Communities on the Move, and Restoration of Natural Areas Qualities
Proposal Deadline
Just 3 more weeks until the deadline for proposals for the Attendees will have access to cutting-edge information, emerging management techniques, and science-based practices for natural areas practitioners.
Attendees from across the region and country will come together to find solutions to our common challenges.
Click Here to submit proposals or for more information.  Click Here to watch a video about getting your proposals in on time.
Students, Young Professionals
The Natural Areas Conference offers robust programming and events for students and young professionals.
Students are encouraged to submit proposals for presentations and posters and to compete in the NAA student competition for cash prizes. Student scholarships are available and are awarded on a competitive basis.
Conference Partners
Event Partners: Western Pennsylvania ConservancyPennsylvania Natural Heritage Program and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Event Sponsors: Richard King Mellon Foundation; The Pittsburgh Foundation; FirstEnergy Foundation; Allegheny Land Trust; Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation.
About Natural Areas Assn.
           The Natural Areas Association was founded more than 40 years ago, NAA is the only national, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to the support and advancement of the community of natural areas professionals. We strive to provide them with the best scientific Information to inform their work on the ground.

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