COSA REGISTRATION IS OPEN for the 2017 Natural Areas Conference

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Don’t Wait! Early Bird Rates now available.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for the
2017 Natural Areas Conference
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REGISTER NOW and take advantage of our Early Bird Rates.

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Registration is now open for the 2017 Natural Areas Conference. Those who register NOW can take advantage of our Early Bird rates for both NAA members and non-members. Remember to also book your hotel room at the Hilton Fort Collins at our special event rate, only available for a limited time!

Best Deal
Word to the wise – if you’re not yet an NAA member, there’s an option to pay for an annual membership at the same time as you register for the conference, so you’ll get the lower member rate AND the Early Bird rate – as well as all our other member benefits, including a year of our quarterly Natural Areas Journal! A full conference registration is your best value, since it includes a ticket to the Awards Dinner on Wednesday, October 11, as well as entrance to the Poster Reception on Tuesday, October 10, all sessions, the two plenary sessions and snacks at breaks.

The Conference
The 44th annual Conference will be held at the NEWLY RENOVATED Hilton Fort Collins, on the edge of the Colorado State University Campus, in the shadow of Colorado’s beautiful Front Range. Our theme this year is Working Beyond Boundaries: Collaboration as a Key to Natural Areas Management. We will be announcing our opening and closing plenary speakers shortly – watch your email!

And see below for the fabulous Field Workshops we are offering this year.

A Reminder to Students
Students receive a special rate that includes a Field Workshop, as well as the Awards Dinner, Poster Reception, student/mentor networking lunch, and all student programming, as well as all sessions, plenary sessions and snacks. Just choose "Student Registration" when you register.

Find out more about what the 2017 Natural Areas Conference offers students.

Field Workshops are Open for Registration, too!

We are offering 6 fabulous Field Workshops (formerly known as Field Trips) on Thursday, October 12 this year. We’ve renamed this part of our programming because our Field Workshops are an integral part of our conference, strongly connected to our theme and our conference topics.

Each Field Workshop is an all-day excursion and is $75/each. They can be added on when you register. Lunch and transportation are included in the fee.

Colorado, Fort Collins and Colorado State University

Fort Collins, Colorado is the cultural capital of northern Colorado. It’s also the state’s craft brewery capital, with more than 20 local breweries, including the nationally famous New Belgium brewery, maker of Fat Tire beers.

Fort Collins is conveniently located near Rocky Mountain National Park, the Arapaho National Forest, and Pawnee National Grassland, as well as one of the many natural areas owned by the city of Fort Collins: Soapstone Prairie Natural Area. Fort Collins is also the home of Colorado State University and its nationally recognized Warner College of Natural Resources. Credit for photo of Pawnee National Grassland: Michael Menefee.
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Alex Stoneburner
Guest Scientist, Environmental Stewards

Biological Resource Division

National Park Service
1201 Oakridge Dr, Ste 200
Fort Collins CO 80525 United States

phone: 970.267.2107

email: alexandra_stoneburner

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