Join us for the 2017 Natural Areas Conference, where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains in Colorado’s Front Range. The 44th annual Conference will be held at the Hilton Fort Collins, on the edge of the Colorado State University Campus. Our theme this year is Working Beyond Boundaries: Collaboration as a Key to Natural Areas Management.

If unsure of your membership status, email the NAA at or call 724-995-8466. If you are not a current member, individual members have the option to join or renew during registration to receive the members discounted rate. Current NAA Agency/Organization/Business members may register up to five (5) attendees at the member rate. Each person must submit a separate form and include their agency/organization's member number. To join as an AOB member (or renew), please visit the NAA website or call 724-995-8466. If you are unsure of your Agency/Organization’s membership number, please contact the NAA at or call 724-995-8466.

Early registration rates are in effect through September 15, 2017. After September 15, the fees will increase by $50. Federal employees who cannot pay their registration fee until after October 1 due to the fiscal year requirements are the exception and will receive the Early Bird rate as long as they pay by October 15.

Cancellation Policy: A full refund less a $75 administrative fee will be honored only for requests received on or before September 25, 2017. No refunds after September 25; however, substitutions are allowed at any time. Written notice of cancellation must be emailed to 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.

Note: The system may recognize your email from a previous year. If you do not remember your password and/or wish to create a new one, simply click the "Start a new registration" link when prompted. This will allow you to register with your same email but set a new password.

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