Membership in NatureServe enhances local organizational effectiveness by:
- Engaging with a community. Participating in our network offers multiple opportunities to engage with ecologists, botanists and zoologists that share your passion for gathering information and sharing knowledge about our natural world. Members receive discounts for NatureServe-sponsored conferences and trainings, and can join interest groups that collaborate on specific topics.
- Increasing efficiency. Members share the costs and benefits of developing standards, methods, and computer systems to support our work.
- Contributing and gaining access to innovations. Because we share a common purpose, members of the NatureServe network can collaborate on finding innovative solutions to complex problems.
- Increasing organizational reach and influence. As a member of NatureServe, your work contributes to solving conservation challenges at national, regional and international scales. NatureServe works to highlight and promote the work of its members through a variety of media. And each year NatureServe recognizes three outstanding member organizations through awards announced at the annual Biodiversity Without Boundaries conference.
There are three levels of membership, representing different levels of engagement, privileges and responsibilities.