For nearly 50 years, leading conservationists and decision-makers have turned to the NatureServe Network as the most reliable source for biodiversity data and expertise.
Awards and Recognition
- Silver Member of the Esri Partner Network - 2019
- Recipient of the Esri Making a Difference Award - 2019
- Top-Rated Nonprofit by GreatNonprofits.org - 2017
- Esri Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award - 2016
- Recepient of CIO 100 Award - 2016
- Honoree for Climate Adaptation Leadership for Natural Resources - 2016
- Winner of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions - 2014
- U.S. Department of Interior Partners in Conservation Award, for Bruce Young's role in writing "Scanning the Horizon: A Guide to Climate Change Vulnerability Index" - 2011
- U.S. Department of Interior Partners in Conservation Award, for collaboration in the "Seeds of Success" partnership - 2010
- Recognition by The Heinz Center for Contributions to the State of the Nation's Ecosystems - 2008
- Wildlife Stewardship Award of the American Forest and Paper Association - 2003
Some of our Accomplishments
- Produced the first standardized maps of ecosystems in the Americas.
- Documented more than 1 million mapped locations for at-risk species.
- More than three quarters of conservation assessments in the United States start with data from NatureServe.
- Provide data and expertise to millions of users by fulfilling more than 6 million individual information requests annually.
- Put critical information in the hands of resource managers and decision-makers with tools like our Environmental Review Tool, and Biodiversity Indicators Dashboard.
- Developing sound methodologies for ecological assessments, including the likely impacts of climate change on species, ecosystems, and places like wildlife refuges and parks.
- Offering data-system services that make biodiversity conservation more efficient from federal agencies to local communities in the U.S., Canada, and Central and South America.
- Produced the first high-resolution map identifying the most critical areas for conservation in the contiguous United States.