Minnesota Master Naturalist

Annual Conference


Gathering Partners of Natural Resources

2015 Spring North Woods Conference:

inspiring learning, enriching lives and making a difference in a changing world.

May 15-17, 2015

Sawmill Inn

Grand Rapids, Minnesota

Join us in May when the Minnesota Master Naturalists, Minnesota Phenology Network, Minnesota Family Woodlands and Minnesota Forestry Association join forces and offer a spectacular conference for all participants.

Conference Registrations received by April 30.

$50.00             Pre-Conference Workshop - 6-8 hours includes lunch

$20.00             Pre-Conference Workshop - 4 hours

$45.00             Friday Registration (includes banquet, awards program, keynote, and social - does NOT include pre-conference workshops)

$77.00             Saturday Registration (includes three meals, educational sessions/field trips, keynote, and social)

$28.00             Sunday Registration (includes educational sessions and brunch)

Beginning May 1, 2015 a late registration charge will be added to the registration fee 

$65.00             Pre-Conference Workshop - 6-8 hours includes lunch

$35.00             Pre-Conference Workshop - 4 hours

$60.00             Friday Registration

$92.00             Saturday Registration

$43.00             Sunday Registration

Registration closes May 11, 2015. 


Registration Booklet

Register for the Conference

We have heard that if your are using Internet Explorer as your browser, there may be some issues, so please try using Firefox or a different browser.
This registration is more difficult due to the complexity of the schedule.
Log on to the registration software at https://www.regonline.com/2015SprNWoods
Some tips to make registration a bit easier:
1)  Determine which sessions you want to attend prior to registration by looking at the daily schedules
2)  Determine whether the sessions are a single, double, or triple session.- single sessions are 1 1/4 hr; double are 2.5 hr; triple are 4 1/4 hr.
3)  When you click on the days you are attending the conference, the sessions will become available for the day(s) you selected.
4)  Sessions are found under the drop down menu (blank box with the little arrow) for each time slot
5)  Look for the time listed above the drop down menu and find the correct one(s)
6)  Single sessions are separated by early, mid and late morning/afternoon.
7)  Field trips are triple sessions

Lodging Options

Silent Auction Donation Form

Conference Scholarship Form

Thank you to our conference sponsors:

Blandin Forestry

Blandin Foundation

Potlatch Land & Lumber LLC

Minnesota Association of Consulting Foresters

Paul Bunyan Rural Communications

KAXE Radio


2015 Conference Donors

Silent Auction Items