NatureServe is a non-profit conservation organization whose mission is to provide the scientific basis for effective conservation action. NatureServe and its network of natural heritage programs are the leading source for information about rare and endangered species and threatened ecosystems.
The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.
The United States harbors a wealth of plant and animal life. The Nature Conservancy has chapters in all 50 states helping to preserve an immense variety of natural places, from the Everglades to the Great Plains, the Great Lakes, and the Gulf of Mexico.
New York Natural Heritage Program
The NY Natural Heritage Program is a partnership between the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) and The State University of New York's School of Environmental Science and Forestry. Our mission is to facilitate conservation of rare animals, rare plants, and natural ecosystems. We accomplish this mission by combining thorough field inventories, scientific analyses, expert interpretation, and a comprehensive database on New York's biodiversity to deliver quality information to partners working in natural resource conservation. NY Natural Heritage was established in 1985 and is a contract unit housed within NYS DEC's Division of Fish, Wildlife, & Marine Resources. The program is staffed by more than 20 scientists and specialists with expertise in ecology, zoology, botany, information management, environmental review, and geographic information systems.
Florida Natural Areas Inventory
The Florida Natural Areas Inventory is a non-profit organization administered by Florida State University. We are dedicated to gathering, interpreting, and disseminating information critical to the conservation of Florida's biological diversity. The Inventory was founded in 1981 as a member of The Nature Conservancy's international network of natural heritage programs. Funding is provided through contracts and grants, which currently include work for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and other state and federal agencies.
The Nature Conservancy in Oregon
In Oregon, The Nature Conservancy owns or manages 48 nature preserves and has helped protect over 492,000 acres of important habitat. On their home turf, plants and animals are kept in check by natural controls, like predators and food supply. But when a species is introduced, accidentally or intentionally, into a new landscape not adapted to its presence, the consequences can be devastating. The Nature Conservancy is working with partners and people like you to eradicate invasives or halt their spread in Oregon.