The role of these organizations is to collect, analyze, and distribute detailed scientific information about the biological diversity found within their jurisdictions. The nearly 800 staff across the network are experts in their fields and include some of the most knowledgeable field biologists, data managers, and conservation planners in their regions.
NatureServe represents a network of independent centers that collect and analyze data about the plants, animals, and ecological communities of the Western Hemisphere. Known as natural heritage programs or conservation data centers, these programs operate throughout all of the United States and Canada, and in many countries and territories of Latin America.
NatureServe works with a wide array of partners to accomplish our goal of providing the scientific basis for effective conservation.
NatureServe's network alumni can reconnect with each other, stay current on activities across network, and learn how to stay involved. Become an alumni member today!