The Louisiana Natural Heritage Program is a member of the NatureServe Network and is responsible for the conservation of Louisiana’s rare, threatened, and endangered species, non-game birds, and habitats.
The USNVC is a reporting standard organized around ecological principles for the study of plant communities. It is the first classification of its kind designed to adapt to new ecological knowledge and expand to absorb new vegetation types.
Miguel will help NatureServe ensure that the Network Programs in the Latin America and Caribbean regions are financially stable, engaged in regional and global strategic alliances, and fully participating in the NatureServe Network.
James Godwin defines ‘challenge’ a little differently than the average person. “I have to be aware of hornet’s nests, venomous snakes – to me that’s not a challenge, that’s just a part of being out there.” For 24 years, he has conducted fieldwork on Alabama’s rare species and has contributed data to NatureServe. Now, Godwin leads a pack of scientists from the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources deep into the rural areas of the northern part of state. They are hunting for the hellbender - finding one could have serious implications on the future of these waterways.