Natural Heritage Programs use a standardized information management system to track important biological data including taxonomy, distribution, population trends, habitat requirements, relative abundance, quality, condition, and viability. This 1994 analysis of the status of the Natural Heritage Network demonstrates that it represents an exceptional source of information on the biological diversity of regions, states, provinces and countries. It also highlights the opportunities that are emerging through aggregation of the network data across program boundaries.
- Groves CR, Klein ML, Breden TF. 1995. Natural Heritage Programs: public-private partnerships for biodiversity conservation. Wildl. Soc. Bull. 23(4): 784-790.