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Knowing where species and ecosystems occur is fundamental to effective conservation action.

Photo by US Forest Service.
Documenting Species and Ecosystems

NatureServe Network scientists have spent countless hours in the field, where they have collectively found, documented, and mapped over a million places that support rare and imperiled species and ecosystems.

Photo by Jill Utrup, USFWS.
Predicting Species Habitat

NatureServe uses advanced ecological modeling techniques to develop predictions of where imperiled species are most likely to occur.

Photo by Pat Comer, NatureServe.
Ecosystem Mapping

NatureServe ecologists use their expertise in ecosystem classification to support mapping landscapes from local protected areas, to watersheds, ecoregions, states, nations, and continents.