The NatureServe Network

NatureServe Network

The New York Natural Heritage Program is an active participant in the NatureServe Network - an international network of biodiversity data centers who share a common vision and methodology. NatureServe is a Washington D.C. based non-profit organization that acts as a central hub for the Network. There are currently more than 100 network programs in the Western Hemisphere, including one in each of the 50 United States. Through membership in the NatureServe network, member programs maintain compatible standards for data management and provide information about rare species and natural communities that is consistent across many geographic scales. This information is rolled up into a national database maintained at NatureServe headquarters. Collectively, the NatureServe network tracks the rarity of species and natural communities at state, provincial, national, and global scales and provides a variety of data products that support science-based decision-making from local to global scales.

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Oct. 3, 2020 | Updated Nov. 14, 2020, 2:10 p.m.