The NatureServe network's annual conference convenes some of the greatest minds in conservation science—from the Great White North to the species-rich mountains and valleys of the Central Andes—to celebrate successes, collaborate on new initiatives, share innovations, and design the future.
An Unrivaled Venue
BWB puts some of the most important scientific breakthroughs on display to an audience that includes scientists from more than 80 natural heritage programs and conservation data centres, plus scores of government agencies, leading academic institutions, and fellow conservation organizations. This diverse mix of participants and dialogue fills the niche between academic meetings and policy-centric conferences.
Government attendees have included representatives from the EPA, Department of Defense, the USDA Forest Service, National Park Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, Army Corps of Engineers, NOAA, and the US Geological Survey, as well as state and provincial agencies.
Dozens of interactive workshops, symposiums, and panels comprise the heart of the agenda, sessions that tackle the most pressing topics facing conservation science today—as well as those approaching fast over the horizon.
That itinerary includes expeditions out into the field; presentations rich with new data and findings; and workshops and training sessions that strengthen our methods and help refine our work.
Celebrating Our Work
The conference also gives our network the opportunity to recognize pioneering work in conservation science. The NatureServe Conservation Award goes each year to a titan of biodiversity conservation. Three other awards recognize the achievements of member programs of the Network Network.
Learn more about the awards and past winners