NatureServe Canada has a new vision for being the driving force behind a widespread understanding of the condition of the nation's species and ecosystems, having adopted a new five-year plan at the organization’s Annual General Meeting on June 12, 2014.
"NatureServe Canada envisions a world where the natural heritage of Canada is documented, where that information is readily available to current and future generations, and where the conservation of biodiversity and resource decision-making in Canada are guided by high quality, consistent, credible, and current scientific data and information," the plan says.
The NatureServe Canada Strategic Plan 2014-2018 provides critical guidance that will help the organization attain its mid-, short-, and long-term objectives and goals. It is based on a results-chain framework consistent with NatureServe’s Strategic Plan 2012-16 that identifies target results, outcomes, and key actions. The NatureServe Canada Strategic Plan was informed by a detailed survey of network priorities conducted in 2013 among its constituent members.
The plan is focused on achieving progress within the network across four primary themes:
- The effectiveness and health of our network
- The science foundation for the information we manage and provide
- The services we provide
- The professional approach by which we conduct our business
Those themes are tied to five overarching results:
Result 1 - The NatureServe Canada network is comprehensive and effective
Result 2 - Biodiversity conservation and resource decision-making in Canada are guided by high quality, consistent, and current scientific data and information
Result 3 - Partners and clients are effectively served by NatureServe Canada
Result 4 - The NatureServe network is strengthened by the active participation and leadership of NatureServe Canada
Result 5 - NatureServe Canada is a professionally run organization
The NatureServe Canada Strategic Plan 2014-18 can be accessed by clicking on the photo above or via the link at the top right of this page.