NatureServe is a leader in developing the methodologies and tools for terrestrial and freshwater species and ecosystem assessment in a variety of geographies, ecosystem types, and scales from local to national to global. Our overall assessment methodology includes developing classifications; mapping; assessing conservation status, threats, and responses to threats; and establishing metrics for assessing and monitoring condition. We will expand and adapt these core methods and tools for coastal and marine environments during the next five years.
- Goodin K, Klein M, Carr S, Crist P, and Scott L. 2013. NatureServe Coastal and Marine Strategy: Executive Summary. Arlington, Va.: NatureServe.