NatureServe Canada Unveils its Strategic Plan 2014-18

Adopted at the Annual General Meeting on June 12, 2014, the new plan will provide critical guidance to direct the organization to meet its goals and objectives

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:

  1. The effectiveness and health of our network
  2. The science foundation for the information we manage and provide
  3. The services we provide
  4. 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.