Science and Technology for Environmental Management
NatureServe maintains a unique and critical scientific resource: the most comprehensive and high-quality data available on the location and condition of the nation’s at–risk species and natural habitats. Based on a 40–year partnership with our network of natural heritage programs, these data are regarded as the gold standard for informing conservation and natural resource management. Maintaining these high standards requires an on-going commitment to improvement of the scientific techniques for gathering and managing these data, and a dedication to quality assurance.
This work is pivotal to supporting the conservation planning and resource management needed to keep pace with environmental change and impact. NatureServe provides the technology framework to support this process and to put the right data into the hands of scientists, decision-makers, and the public. The framework structures a comprehensive set of systems and tools for database management, analysis, geographic information system (GIS) and decision support, web services, and wide-ranging websites. As both technology and conservation demands change rapidly, there is a continual need to advance our technology framework and to keep it aligned with current information management capabilities.
To assure quality and consistent scientific information is delivered on a state–of–the–art technology framework, NatureServe seeks support of these core needs of the organization. To learn how you can assist in assuring scientific and technology excellence in species conservation, please contact us at (703) 908-1841.