Return to SE Firemap
return
return to main site

Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Sections
Personal tools
You are here: Home LP Members Organizations Search

Landscape Partnership Organizations Search

Search through organizations in the Landscape Partnership that work to protect critical land and water landscapes across the nation. Using the Search Bar and Links on the right side of the screen, you can filter by organization name, type, or topic.

Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries

Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries

The Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division manages, protects, and enhances the freshwater fishing resources of Alabama including 47 reservoirs, 23 Alabama State Public Fishing Lakes, and 77,000 miles of perennial rivers, streams, and the Mobile Delta.

Read More…

Alachua Conservation Trust

Alachua Conservation Trust

Since 1988, Alachua Conservation Trust (ACT) has been protecting the natural, historic, scenic, and recreational resources in and around north central Florida.

Read More…

American Bird Conservancy

American Bird Conservancy

American Bird Conservancy is dedicated to conserving wild birds and their habitats throughout the Americas. With an emphasis on achieving results and working in partnership, we take on the greatest problems facing birds today.

Read More…

American University

American University

The Department of Environmental Sciences at American University trains students to become effective advocates for the environment. The curriculum consists of rigorous science- and policy-based courses and experiential learning that prepare students for exciting careers in the environmental field.

Read More…

Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture

Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture

The Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture (AMJV) is one of 18 habitat Joint Venture partnerships in the United States. It is comprised of state and federal government agencies, non-governmental organizations, universities, and industries that work together to prioritize and coordinate conservation activities while building upon scientific knowledge. They work with researchers and resource managers to design and implement effective conservation projects for native bird species throughout their annual life cycles, targeting breeding, migration, and over-wintering areas.

Read More…

Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative

Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative

The Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative (ARRI) is a coalition of groups, including citizens, the coal industry, and government dedicated to restoring forests on coal mined lands in the Eastern United States. ARRI was established in early 2004 with the formation of the Core Team. The Core Team's responsibilities include outreach, trainings, event planning, monthly meetings to discuss progress reports and new strategies, among other things.

Read More…

Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Appalachian Trail Conservancy

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s mission is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come.

Read More…

Archbold Biological Station

Archbold Biological Station

A biological station is a scientific resource for field study of the natural environment. The Archbold Biological Station, lying within the headwaters of the Everglades in south central Florida, is one of the most renowned in the world.

Read More…

Association for Fire Ecology

Association for Fire Ecology

The Association for Fire Ecology is an organization of professionals dedicated to improving the knowledge and use of fire in land management through science and education.

Read More…

Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

State, provincial, and territorial fish and wildlife agencies in North America have safeguarded fish and wildlife for over 100 years. The public entrusts these agencies with primary stewardship over vital wildlife resources. The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies lends collective voice to its agencies in fulfillment of that responsibility.

Read More…

Baldwin Conservation Lab at Clemson University

Baldwin Conservation Lab at Clemson University

The Baldwin lab at Clemson University is committed to examining pressing ecological concerns throughout the Appalachians from the Gaspe' Penninsula to central Alabama. However, most of the current work being done in the lab is concentrated in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains. Clemson is conveniently located within a short drive to some of the most interesting aquatic landscapes in the country and furthermore, one of the worlds largest biodiversity hotspots for forest communities, salamanders, and freshwater mussels. This biodiversity, along with rich cultural and historical significance, makes this area prime for landscape-scale conservation planning.

Read More…

Berry College

Berry College

Berry’s mission is to prepare the whole student for all of life. More than just exceptional academics, Berry provides opportunity for eight semesters of paid professional development experience through our LifeWorks™ program. With support from a network of mentors that have your back from day one, you’ll gain the tools and connections to create your path to a meaningful life.

Read More…

Black Duck Joint Venture

Black Duck Joint Venture

The Black Duck Joint Venture is a North American Waterfowl Management Plan Conservation Partnership

Read More…

Canaan Valley Institute (CVI)

Canaan Valley Institute (CVI)

Canaan Valley Institute (CVI) is driven by a mission to ensure the Appalachian region has healthy streams — a critical economic engine for rural communities. CVI’s approach for clean and healthy rivers creates positive results environmentally AND economically.

Read More…

Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a global research university with more than 12,000 students, 95,000 alumni, and 5,000 faculty and staff. Our award-winning faculty members are renowned for working closely with students to solve major scientific, technological and societal challenges -- including critical conservation challenges.

Read More…

Center for Native Grasslands Management

Center for Native Grasslands Management

The Center for Native Grasslands Management provides a scientific background to producers and land managers, enabling them to effectively establish and manage native grasslands. The Center’s second major focus is to make findings from our research widely available throughout the eastern United States. We work through Extension and partner organizations to share these results with producers, land management agencies, other researchers, and wildlife conservation organizations through publications, workshops, trainings, and field days.

Read More…

Central Appalachian Spruce Restoration Initiative

Central Appalachian Spruce Restoration Initiative

The Central Appalachian Spruce Restoration Initiative (CASRI) is a partnership of diverse interests with a common goal of restoring historic red spruce-northern hardwood ecosystems across the high elevation landscapes of Central Appalachia. It is comprised of private, state, federal, and non-governmental organizations which recognize the importance of this ecosystem for its ecological, aesthetic, recreational, economic, and cultural values.

Read More…

Central Hardwoods Joint Venture

Central Hardwoods Joint Venture

The Central Hardwoods Joint Venture (CHJV) is a partnership of state and federal government agencies and non-governmental organizations who work together to ensure the long-term viability of native bird populations. The JV concentrates conservation efforts over an area comprising 75 million acres of rolling hills covered with hardwood forests interspersed with glades and woodlands and crisscrossed by deep river valleys. The area includes the Ozark Highlands, Boston Mountains, and Interior Lowland Plateaus. To protect native bird species throughout their ranges, the JV works with partners in Mexico and Canada in areas that these birds use for breeding or over-wintering.

Read More…

Clemson University

Clemson University

Clemson University is a leading public research institution located in Upstate South Carolina. At Clemson, researchers create solutions that change the world.

Read More…

Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils

Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils

The overarching goal of the Coalition is to create one voice to assist fire practitioners, policymakers, regulators, and citizens with issues surrounding prescribed fire use.

Read More…

Conservation Management Institute of Virginia Tech

Conservation Management Institute of Virginia Tech

The Conservation Management Institute is an active partner in the management of natural resources in Virginia, across North America, and around the world. Institute project teams comprised of research faculty, staff, and students engage resource management agencies and organizations to understand their objectives and constraints in order to produce quality solutions through hard work and the application of sound science. Our researchers employ a range of skills, knowledge, and talents with particular strengths in field ecology, geospatial information technology, resource assessment, and logistical support.

Read More…

Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey

Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey

Keeping New Jersey's Wildlife in our Future

Read More…

Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers & Scientists

Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers & Scientists

The Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers & Scientists (CAFMS) is one of 15 knowledge exchange networks supported by the Joint Fire Science Program. Our goal is to promote communication among fire managers and scientists in the Appalachian Mountains region. CAFMS is largely successful because of a strong relationship between the U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Stations and The Nature Conservancy's Fire Learning Network.

Read More…

Cooperative Research Units

Cooperative Research Units

The Cooperative Research Unit program was established in 1935 to enhance graduate education in fisheries and wildlife sciences and to facilitate research between natural resource agencies and universities on topics of mutual concern. Today, there are 40 Cooperative Research Units in 38 states. Each unit is a partnership among the U.S. Geological Survey, a State natural resource agency, a host university, and the Wildlife Management Institute. Staffed by Federal personnel, Cooperative Research Units conduct research on renewable natural resource questions, participate in the education of graduate students, provide technical assistance and consultation on natural resource issues, and provide continuing education for natural resource professionals.

Read More…

CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection advances the conservation, use, and appreciation of Connecticut’s wildlife resources.

Read More…

CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

The Wildlife Division of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection advances the conservation, use, and appreciation of Connecticut’s wildlife resources.

Read More…

Defenders of Wildlife

Defenders of Wildlife

Defenders works on the ground, in the courts, and on Capitol Hill to protect and restore imperiled wildlife across North America and around the world. Together, we can ensure a future for the wildlife and wild places we all love.

Read More…

Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife

Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife

The Division of Fish & Wildlife conserves and manages Delaware’s fish and wildlife and their habitats, and provides fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing and boating access on nearly 65,000 acres of public land.

Read More…

Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited is the world's leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation.

Read More…

Duke University

Duke University

Duke Environment prides itself on its world-renowned faculty, whose expertise spans 45 environmental sectors, ranging from air quality to climate change and population growth.

Read More…

East Gulf Coastal Plain Joint Venture

East Gulf Coastal Plain Joint Venture

The East Gulf Coastal Plain Joint Venture (EGCPJV) is a self-directed partnership of 13 state, federal, private, and academic organizations working together to coordinate bird conservation efforts in the coastal plain of six southeastern states.

Read More…

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

The Eastern Band of Cherokee is a federally recognized tribe, and the only tribal nation represented on the Appalachian LCC Steering Committee. The Tribe is located in western North Carolina, holds approximately 56,000 acres, and consists of approximately 14,000 enrolled members.

Read More…

Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture

Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture

A diverse group of partners, including state fish and wildlife agencies, federal resource agencies, academic institutions and private sector conservation organizations are working to conserve Eastern brook trout and their habitats. Established as the Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture (EBTJV), this Fish Habitat Partnership has already produced a range-wide population assessment of brook trout; completed extensive work that identifies key threats to brook trout and their habitats; and developed conservation strategies to protect, enhance and restore brook trout.

Read More…

Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental Protection Agency

EPA's purpose is to ensure that all Americans are protected from significant risks to human health and the environment where they live, learn and work; national efforts to reduce environmental risk are based on the best available scientific information; federal laws protecting human health and the environment are enforced fairly and effectively; all parts of society -- communities, individuals, businesses, and state, local and tribal governments -- have access to accurate information sufficient to effectively participate in managing human health and environmental risks; and the United States plays a leadership role in working with other nations to protect the global environment.

Read More…

Ferguson Lynch

Ferguson Lynch

Informatics consultancy firm focusing on the development, cost analysis, and evaluation of information assets management. Services include: portal development, Internet applications, distance learning, online workflow solutions, accessibility and human factor analysis, data analysis, database development, online research applications, network architecture, interactive video and television production, telemedicine, online conferences and meeting rooms, co-laboratories, and e-solutions for business and research processes. Primary focus is in helping clients assimilate emerging technologies within their personal organizational process and purpose.

Read More…

Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network

Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network

The Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network (FAC Net) exists to support and connect people and communities working on wildfire resilience. It offers community-based leaders resources, tools and connections to reduce their wildfire risk and increase community resilience. FAC Net is a catalyst for spreading fire adaptation practices and innovations nationwide.

Read More…

FireScience.gov

FireScience.gov

FireScience.gov is your one-stop source to access fire science information, resources and funding announcements for scientists, fire practitioners and decision makers.

Read More…

Firewise USA

Firewise USA

Firewise USA® is a voluntary program that provides a framework to help neighbors get organized, find direction, and take action to increase the ignition resistance of their homes and community.

Read More…

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) supports and promotes Florida agriculture, protects the environment, safeguards consumers, and ensures the safety and wholesomeness of food. Our programs and activities are so varied and extensive, they touch the life of just about every Floridian.

Read More…

Georgia Department of Natural Resources: Wildlife Resources Division

Georgia Department of Natural Resources: Wildlife Resources Division

Carries out the Department of Natural Resource's (DNR) mission to enhance and conserve Georgia’s natural, historic, and cultural resources. As one of six divisions within DNR, the Wildlife Resources Division is charged with conserving and promoting Georgia’s wildlife resources, including game and nongame animals, fish, and protected plants.

Read More…

Golden-Winged Warbler Working Group

Golden-Winged Warbler Working Group

The Golden-winged Warbler Working Group is responsible for implementing the Golden-winged Warbler Status Assessment and Conservation Plan

Read More…

Gopher Tortoise Council

Gopher Tortoise Council

The Gopher Tortoise Council was formed in 1978 by a group of southeastern biologists and other citizens concerned with the decline of the gopher tortoise. The goals of the Council are: (1) to offer professional advice for management, conservation, and protection of gopher tortoises; (2) to encourage the study of the life history, ecology, behavior, physiology, and management of gopher tortoises and other upland species; (3) to conduct active public information and conservation education programs; (4) to seek effective protection of the gopher tortoise and other upland species throughout the southeastern United States.

Read More…

Great Plains Fire Science Exchange

Great Plains Fire Science Exchange

The Great Plains Fire Science Exchange exists to assist land managers and the fire community to make sound decisions based on the best possible information.

Read More…

Green Forests Work

Green Forests Work

Green Forests Work (GFW) exists to re-establish healthy and productive forests on formerly mined lands in Appalachia. Reforestation is an investment in a region that has invested so much into the economic expansion of our country. It is a necessary and cost effective investment that benefits Appalachia and beyond.

Read More…

Haskell Indian Nations University

Haskell Indian Nations University

Haskell Indian Nations University (HINU) is the premiere tribal university in the United States, offering quality education to Native American students. Haskell’s faculty and staff is also predominantly native. Through the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP), Haskell has been able to create a pit pond that was modified to control the water level. Controlling the water level will help Haskell benefit the wildlife that pass through and/or live on campus. Besides creating another water source, Haskell planted some of the pasturelands back to tallgrass prairie.

Read More…

Hudsonia

Hudsonia

Since 1981 Hudsonia has conducted environmental research, education, training and technical assistance to protect the natural heritage of the Hudson Valley and neighboring regions. A non-advocacy organization, Hudsonia serves as a neutral voice in the challenging process of land use decision making. Our work includes education, basic and applied research on rare species and their habitats, wetlands and estuaries, and the study of invasive plants and other threats to biodiversity.

Read More…

Illinois Division of Forestry Resources

Illinois Division of Forestry Resources

It is the mission of the Illinois Division of Forestry Resources to protect, perpetuate, restore, conserve, and manage the forest and related resources of Illinois, both public and private, rural and urban; and to ensure for future generations the greatest economic, scientific, and social benefits that can only be provided through a forest ecological system.

Read More…

Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry

Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry

Your state forests are managed under the policy of multiple use in order to obtain benefits from recreation, timber production and watershed protection.

Read More…

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Since its founding in 1875, Indiana University of Pennsylvania has progressed and evolved to match the changing needs of those it serves.

Read More…

Jones Center at Ichauway

Jones Center at Ichauway

The Jones Center at Ichauway seeks to understand, to demonstrate and to promote excellence in natural resource management and conservation on the landscape of the southeastern Coastal Plain of the United States.

Read More…

Kansas Kickapoo Tribe

Kansas Kickapoo Tribe

The Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas has been in its present area since the 1832 Treaty of Castor Hill where the Kickapoo lived near the Missouri River. The Treaty of 1854 with the Kickapoo Tribe ceded over 600,000 acres of land to the US Government but retained approximately 150,000 acres of land. The Kickapoo Tribe has a diverse workforce made up of over 130 professionals and technical staff members. Day-to-day operations include issues with environmental, health, road maintenance, compliance, financial, legal, gaming, and planning community growth.

Read More…

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet, the Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources conserves and enchances fish and wildlife resources and provides opportunity for hunting, fishing, trapping, boating, and other wildlife-related activites. Every year the agency enforces wildlife laws, manages public land and water, stocks fish, builds and maintains boat ramps, and informs and educates the public.

Read More…

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Our mission is to protect Kentucky's natural heritage by (1) identifying, acquiring and managing natural areas that represent the best known occurrences of rare native species, natural communities and significant natural features in a statewide nature preserve system; (2) working with others to protect biological diversity; and (3) educating Kentuckians as to the value and purpose of nature preserves and biodiversity conservation.

Read More…

Kittatinny Coalition

Kittatinny Coalition

The Kittatinny Coalition, co-led by Audubon PA and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, is an alliance of organizations, agencies and academic institutions working together to conserve the natural, scenic, cultural, and aesthetic resources of the Kittatinny Ridge and Corridor.

Read More…

Land Trust Alliance

Land Trust Alliance

Founded in 1982, the Land Trust Alliance is a national land conservation organization that represents more than 1,000 member land trusts and their 4.6 million supporters nationwide. The Alliance is based in Washington, D.C. and operates several regional offices.

Read More…

Mainspring Conservation Trust

Mainspring Conservation Trust

Mainspring is the land trust in the Southern Blue Ridge mountains, which spans seven counties: Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Jackson, Macon and Swain in North Carolina, and Rabun County, Georgia. Its goal is to conserve and restore the lands and waters of the Southern Blue Ridge, and to connect the people to these natural treasures. Formed in 1997 by a group of visionaries, this organization grew into the Land Trust for the Little Tennessee, until it transitioned to Mainspring Conservation Trust in 2016.

Read More…

Maryland Department of Natural Resources - Natural Heritage Program

Maryland Department of Natural Resources - Natural Heritage Program

Since 1979, the Maryland Natural Heritage Program (MD NHP) has been the lead state agency responsible for protecting and managing nongame, rare, threatened, and endangered species and their habitats in Maryland.

Read More…

MassWildlife's Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program

MassWildlife's Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program

Massachusetts' Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program is responsible for the conservation and protection of hundreds of species that are not hunted, fished, trapped, or commercially harvested in the state, as well as the protection of the natural communities that make up their habitats.

Read More…

Mesoamerican Development Institute

Mesoamerican Development Institute

Mesoamerican Development Institute (MDI) is a nongovernmental organization with offices in Honduras and UMass Lowell. MDI specializes in technology transfer and market development; we introduce renewable energy innovations for agro-productive industry to reduce costs and restore environments in rural Mesoamerica.

Read More…

Mid-Atlantic Center for Herpetology and Conservation

Mid-Atlantic Center for Herpetology and Conservation

MACHAC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation and study of amphibians and reptiles through advocacy, education, and execution of research by professional herpetologists and ecologists in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States.

Read More…

Missouri Department of Conservation-Forest Care

Missouri Department of Conservation-Forest Care

MDC manages nearly one million Missouri acres for conservation and public use.

Read More…

Moravian College

Moravian College

Moravian College is one of our nation’s oldest colleges, with a proud tradition of providing an outstanding education in the liberal arts and sciences.

Read More…

National  Extension Wildland Fire Initiative

National Extension Wildland Fire Initiative

The National Extension Wildland Fire Initiative (NEWFI) is an initiative of the Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals (ANREP). NEWFI facilitates a Cooperative Extension system-wide responses to wildland fire issues; provides professional development and educational resources; and supports wildland fire and natural resources management with Extension professionals.

Read More…

National Audubon Society

National Audubon Society

Audubon’s Mission: To conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. For more than a century, Audubon has built a legacy of conservation success by mobilizing the strength of its network of members, Chapters, Audubon Centers, state offices and dedicated professional staff to connect people with nature and the power to protect it.

Read More…

National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative

National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative

25 States. The unified strategy for bobwhite restoration... the most comprehensive interstate effort on behalf of a resident game bird in the history of wildlife management.

Read More…

National Cave and Karst Research Institute

National Cave and Karst Research Institute

The National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI) is a non-profit government-supported institute headquartered in the City of Carlsbad, New Mexico. Its goals are to conduct, support, facilitate, and promote programs in cave and karst research, education, environmental management, and data acquisition and sharing.

Read More…

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is dedicated to sustaining, restoring and enhancing the nation's fish, wildlife, plants and habitats for current and future generations.

Read More…

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is dedicated to sustaining, restoring and enhancing the nation’s fish, wildlife, plants and habitats for current and future generations. NFWF remains dedicated to our mission, partners and staff during Coronavirus. We felt it important to take a minute to update you on the actions taken at NFWF and to make certain you know that our lines of communication are open as we all face this global life-changing challenge.

Read More…

National Interagency Prescribed Fire Training Center

National Interagency Prescribed Fire Training Center

The Prescribed Fire Training Center (PFTC) is a unique program blending maximum field prescribed burning experience with a flexible curriculum of classroom instruction on foundational topics for prescribed fire practitioners.

Read More…

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOAA's reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as the agency works to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them. From daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce, NOAA’s products and services support economic vitality and affect more than one-third of America’s gross domestic product. NOAA’s dedicated scientists use cutting-edge research and high-tech instrumentation to provide citizens, planners, emergency managers and other decision makers with reliable information they need when they need it.

Read More…

National Park Service

National Park Service

The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.

Read More…

National Park Service: National Capital Region

National Park Service: National Capital Region

The National Capital Region (NCR), headquartered in Washington, DC, administers the National Mall and monumental core parks that were established the same time the Nation's Capital was founded in 1792.These oldest national park areas, along with dozens of historic sites, natural areas and Civil War battlefields comprise today's National Capital Region of the National Park Service.

Read More…

National Wild Turkey Federation

National Wild Turkey Federation

The NWTF is dedicated to the conservation of the wild turkey and the preservation of our hunting heritage.

Read More…

National Wildlife Federation

National Wildlife Federation

Our Work: Protecting Wildlife, Inspiring Future Generations As in nature, we have strength in numbers. National Wildlife Federation works closely with those who span the social and political spectrum, but who are connected by a common commitment to conservation. Our ability to meet the needs of wildlife is inextricably linked to the amazing individuals, groups, organizations and corporations we call our supporters. Together, we form a pack, leveraging our influence to safeguard America’s wildlife and wild places.

Read More…

NatureServe

NatureServe

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. NatureServe represents an international network of biological inventories-known as natural heritage programs or conservation data centers-operating in all 50 U.S. states, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Read More…

NC State Southeast Prescribed Fire Update

NC State Southeast Prescribed Fire Update

Southeast Prescribed Fire Update is a source for the latest news in prescribed fire. The Update provides landowners, consultants, agencies, academia, and the prescribed fire community with current training opportunities, press releases, event happenings, information, and education materials pertinent to prescribed burning in the southeastern United States.

Read More…

New Jersey Forest Fire Service

New Jersey Forest Fire Service

The New Jersey Forest Fire Service is the agency responsible for protecting life and property, as well as the state's natural resources from wildfire.

Read More…

New Jersey's Endangered & Nongame Species Program

New Jersey's Endangered & Nongame Species Program

The Endangered and Nongame Species Program's (ENSP) mission is to actively conserve New Jersey's biological diversity by maintaining and enhancing endangered, threatened and nongame wildlife populations within healthy, functioning ecosystems.

Read More…

New York Department of Environmental Conservation

New York Department of Environmental Conservation

The mission of the department is to conserve, improve and protect New York's natural resources and environment and to prevent, abate and control water, land and air pollution, in order to enhance the health, safety and welfare of the people of the state and their overall economic and social well-being. DEC's goal is to achieve this mission through the simultaneous pursuit of environmental quality, public health, economic prosperity and social well-being, including environmental justice and the empowerment of individuals to participate in environmental decisions that affect their lives.

Read More…

New York Natural Heritage Program

New York Natural Heritage Program

The NY Natural Heritage Program facilitates the conservation of New York’s biodiversity by providing comprehensive information and scientific expertise on rare species and natural ecosystems to resource managers and other conservation partners. We are a program of the State University of New York College Environmental Science and Forestry that is funded primarily by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and its partners.

Read More…

North Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Collaborative

North Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Collaborative

The North Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Collaborative (NAACC) is a network of individuals from agencies and organizations focused on improving aquatic connectivity across a thirteen-state region.

Read More…

North Carolina Natural Heritage Program

North Carolina Natural Heritage Program

North Carolina Natural Heritage Program's mission is to provide science and incentives to inform conservation decisions and support conservation of significant natural areas in North Carolina. By gathering and sharing information about rare species and natural communities, the Program ensures public access to information that is needed to weigh the ecological significance of natural areas and to evaluate potential ecological impacts of conservation and development projects. The Program sits within the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Read More…

North Carolina State University

North Carolina State University

The College of Natural Resources (CNR) is a world leader in the use and conservation of renewable resources and recognized by many as a leading educator and researcher in forestry, environmental sciences, wood, paper, pulp, parks, recreation, and tourism. CNR believes that nurturing the environment and engineering sustainable products go hand-in-hand with helping communities and enterprises thrive. The College of Sciences is home to the physical and chemical sciences, the mathematical and statistical sciences, the biological sciences and the earth-system sciences. With departments and faculty members ranked among the nation’s best in their fields, the college's focus on multidisciplinary collaboration builds a foundation of experience that prepares students for the real world.

Read More…

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is the state government agency that sustains the state’s fish and wildlife resources through research, scientific management, wise use, and public input. The Commission is the regulatory agency responsible for the enforcement of the state's fishing, hunting, trapping, and boating laws.

Read More…

Northeast Climate Science Center

Northeast Climate Science Center

The Northeast Climate Science Center (NECSC) is part of a federal network of eight Climate Science Centers created to provide scientific information, tools, and techniques that managers and other parties interested in land, water, wildlife and cultural resources can use to anticipate, monitor, and adapt to climate change. The NECSC, with its core of seven institutions, assembles unparalleled expertise, resources and established professional collaborations in climate science and natural and cultural resources management that span the Northeast.

Read More…

Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science

Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science

The Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS) is a collaborative effort between the Forest Service, universities, and forest industry to provide information on managing forests for climate change adaptation, enhanced carbon sequestration, and sustainable production of bioenergy and materials. NIACS builds partnerships, facilitates research, and synthesizes information to bridge the gap between carbon and climate science research and the information and management needs of land owners and managers, policymakers, and members of the public. NIACS leads the Climate Change Response Framework in the Central Appalachians, Central Hardwoods, and Northwoods. The Framework is a collaborative, cross-boundary approach among scientists, managers, and landowners to incorporate climate change considerations into natural resource management.

Read More…

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

ORNL is a multiprogram science and technology laboratory managed for the U.S. Department of Energy by UT-Battelle, LLC. ORNL's mission is to deliver scientific discoveries and technical breakthroughs that will accelerate the development and deployment of solutions in clean energy and global security, and in doing so create economic opportunity for the nation.

Read More…

Oak Woodlands & Forests Fire Consortium

Oak Woodlands & Forests Fire Consortium

The Oak Woodlands & Forests Fire Consortium is an exchange for fire science information. Funded by the Joint Fire Science Program, our goal is to increase the availability and consideration of credible fire science information to those making land management decisions.

Read More…

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement: Appalachian

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement: Appalachian

The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) is responsible for establishing a nationwide program to protect society and the environment from the adverse effects of surface coal mining operations, under which OSM is charged with balancing the nation’s need for continued domestic coal production with protection of the environment.

Read More…

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry

The Division of Forestry is responsible for the management, sustainable use, and protection of Ohio’s forests.

Read More…

Ohio Department of Natural Resources: Division of Wildlife

Ohio Department of Natural Resources: Division of Wildlife

Land acquisition, harvest regulations, and licensing are fundamental tools in the management of Ohio's wildlife resources. The Division of Wildlife manages or cooperates in managing over three-quarters of a million acres of diverse wildlife lands throughout the state, plus more than 2 1/4 million acres of water. On the basis of biological data and public input, it issues regulations that supplement long-term statutes to protect wildlife and to provide the public with opportunities to benefit from wildlife for recreational, scientific, and other purposes.

Read More…

Ohio River Basin Fish Habitat Partnership

Ohio River Basin Fish Habitat Partnership

The Ohio River Basin Fish Habitat Partnership was formed to protect, restore, and enhance priority habitat for fish and mussels in the watersheds of the Ohio River Basin. We pursue this mission for the benefit of the public, but what brings us to the table is as diverse as the basin itself. Whether it is sport fish, mussels, imperiled fish, water quality, or one of many other drivers, what bonds us is the Basin and our desire to work together to protect, restore, and enhance her aquatic resources.

Read More…

Peninsular Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperative

Peninsular Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperative

The Peninsular Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperative (PFLCC) is part of a national network of Landscape Conservation Cooperatives(LCCs). LCCs are applied conservation science partnerships among federal agencies, regional organizations, states, tribes, NGOs, private stakeholders, universities and other entities within a geographic area. They are designed to inform resource management decisions in an integrated fashion across landscapes at a broader scale than any individual partner’s responsibility.

Read More…

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Established on July 1, 1995, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is charged with maintaining and preserving the 120 state parks; managing the 2.2 million acres of state forest land; providing information on the state's ecological and geologic resources; and establishing community conservation partnerships with grants and technical assistance to benefit rivers, trails, greenways, local parks and recreation, regional heritage parks, open space and natural areas.

Read More…

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission provides fishing and boating opportunities through the protection and management of aquatic resources. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is an independent Commonwealth agency comprised of 10 Commissioners appointed by the Governor and approved by the Legislature.

Read More…

Pennsylvania Game Commission

Pennsylvania Game Commission

The Commission is responsible for managing all of Pennsylvania's wild birds and mammals and enforcing the Game and Wildlife Code, Fish and Boat Code, Forestry Laws and Pennsylvania's Crimes Code. Since its formation, the Commission has purchased lands for inclusion in its State Game Lands system, which currently contains about 300 separate tracts comprising a total of more than 1.4 million acres, and dedicates an extraordinary amount of manpower to the never-ending effort of spreading the word and educating Pennsylvanians about wildlife.

Read More…

Pennsylvania Sea Grant

Pennsylvania Sea Grant

The Pennsylvania Sea Grant (PASG) promotes the sustainability of Pennsylvania’s ecological and economic coastal and watershed resources through science-based research, education, and outreach. Major Geographic Focus Areas include the Lake Erie, the Delaware River, and the Susquehanna River watersheds.

Read More…

Pennsylvania State University

Pennsylvania State University

Penn State is a leader in higher education and carries out its mission of teaching, research, and service with pride and focus on the future.

Read More…

Prescribed Fire Community of Practice

Prescribed Fire Community of Practice

The Prescribed Fire Community of Practice (CoP) provides a clearinghouse for information on conducting controlled burns and the effects of fire on plants and wildlife. The CoP also offers information on fire through articles, FAQs from the nation’s top prescribed fire personnel, and up-to-date fire news and events. The CoP is a National Cooperative Extension Resource.

Read More…

Project Bog Turtle

Project Bog Turtle

Project Bog Turtle, established in 1995, is a conservation initiative of the North Carolina Herpetological Society. Tom Thorp (Three Lakes Nature Center and Aquarium, Richmond, VA) is currently the chair and is assisted by Ann B. Somers (UNC-Greensboro, Greensboro, NC). The original project was originated in the late 1970s by Dennis Herman as a continuation of a bog turtle distribution survey, initiated by Robert T. Zappalorti (Herpetological Associates, Inc.), in southwestern North Carolina and expanded to include other southern states to locate new sites and populations of bog turtles. Most of the work, however, was conducted in North Carolina. The project involved population density studies in several sites and a captive propagation and head-start program at the Atlanta Zoological Park (now Zoo Atlanta). It was evident, as the project progressed, that additional personnel and assistance from various state, federal, and private agencies would be needed.

Read More…

Quail Forever

Quail Forever

Quail Forever is dedicated to the conservation of quail, pheasants and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education, and land management policies and programs.

Read More…

River Network

River Network

Since 1988, River Network has been at the forefront of expanding national interest in protecting the waters of our country, encouraging diversity in the environmental movement, and helping engaged community members and local organizations take a stand for their waters.

Read More…

Ruffed Grouse Society | American Woodcock Society

Ruffed Grouse Society | American Woodcock Society

Established in 1961, the Ruffed Grouse Society is North America’s foremost conservation organization dedicated to preserving our sporting traditions by creating healthy forest habitat for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and other wildlife. RGS works with landowners and government agencies to develop critical habitat utilizing scientific management practices.

Read More…

Sentinel Landscapes Partnership

Sentinel Landscapes Partnership

The Sentinel Landscapes Partnership is a coalition of federal agencies, state and local governments, and non-governmental organizations that works with private landowners to advance sustainable land management practices around military installations and ranges. Founded in 2013 by the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Agriculture, and Department of the Interior, the partnership’s mission is to strengthen military readiness, conserve natural resources, bolster agricultural and forestry economies, and increase climate change resilience.

Read More…

Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park

The Shenandoah National Park is a place for recreation and re-creation. The Park develops research, species restoration, nonnative species management, and educational materials for the public and conservation practitioners.

Read More…

Smithsonian

Smithsonian

Our Mission The increase and diffusion of knowledge Our Vision Shaping the future by preserving our heritage, discovering new knowledge, and sharing our resources with the world

Read More…

Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

The National Zoological Park is a part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex. The Smithsonian includes 18 museums and galleries, as well as the National Zoo. The words 'National Zoo' represent a large, complex, and diverse organization with a multifaceted mission: demonstrate leadership in animal care, science, education, and sustainability.

Read More…

South Atlantic LCC

South Atlantic LCC

The South Atlantic LCC is the leading forum in which the conservation community develops a shared vision of landscape sustainability, cooperates in its implementation, and collaborates in its refinement.

Read More…

South Carolina Bobwhite Initiative

South Carolina Bobwhite Initiative

The South Carolina Bobwhite Initiative is a statewide effort established in 2015 to restore bobwhite populations to early-1980s levels. Based on a plan written by the SC Department of Natural Resources and supported nationally by the NBCI (National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative), the work is directed by the SC Quail Council, a group of government and non-governmental agencies, organizations, and individual landowners. These people bring a wide range of expertise, ideas, and endless enthusiasm to our common goal and are eager to see this part of our sporting heritage return to prominence.

Read More…

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

The mission of the Land, Water, and Conservation Division of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is to provide scientific and reliable information to policy and decision makers and to the public in order to understand, sustain, and protect the State's natural resources for the benefit of all generations. The mission of the Geological Survey is to provide reliable, unbiased scientific information to public and private decision-makers involved with land-use planning, environment, and economic development.

Read More…

Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership

Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership

The Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership (SARP) is a regional collaboration of natural resource and science agencies, conservation organizations and private interests developed to strengthen the management and conservation of aquatic resources in the southeastern United States.

Read More…

Southeast Climate Science Center

Southeast Climate Science Center

The Department of the Interior Southeastern Climate Science Center is one of eight regional Climate Science Centers. These CSCs will provide scientific information, tools and techniques that land, water, wildlife and cultural resource managers and other interested parties can apply to anticipate, monitor and adapt to climate and ecologically-driven responses at regional-to-local scales.

Read More…

Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability (SERPPAS)

Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability (SERPPAS)

The mission of SERPPAS is to seize opportunities and solve problems in ways that provide mutual and multiple benefits to the partners, sustain the individual and collective mission of partner organizations, and secure the future for all the partners, the region, and the nation. This mission will be accomplished through identifying opportunities for mutual gain among all partner groups, effectively addressing differences among the partners, and focusing on identifying solutions to complex problems.

Read More…

Southeastern Cohesive Fire Strategy

Southeastern Cohesive Fire Strategy

The Southeastern Cohesive Fire Strategy provides an online resource for southeastern Cohesive Fire Strategy information and news and to provide tools and resources to professionals and the public that can increase landscape resiliency, protect communities and ensure a safe, effective and risk-based fire response.

Read More…

Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy

Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy

The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy is one of the country’s oldest and most respected land trusts. SAHC works to protect the world’s oldest mountains for the benefit of present and future generations. The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy has helped ensure the protection of more than 63,000 acres throughout the region, from the Highlands of Roan to the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We invite all who care about the future of our southern Appalachian mountains to join the effort.

Read More…

Southern Fire Exchange

Southern Fire Exchange

The Southern Fire Exchange (SFE) is a fire science delivery program in the Southeast, funded by the Joint Fire Science Program in agreement with the United States Forest Service, Southern Research Station. With our key partners, we strive to improve access to and usefulness of southern fire science information and offer opportunities for the fire community to interact and learn from one another.

Read More…

Southern Group of State Foresters

Southern Group of State Foresters

We provide leadership in sustaining the economic, environmental and social benefits of the South's forests, and work to identify and address existing and emerging issues and challenges that are important to southern forests and citizens.

Read More…

State University of New York

State University of New York

The College of Environmental Science and Forestry at the State University of New York advances knowledge and skills to promote the leadership necessary for the stewardship of both the natural and designed environments.

Read More…

Susquehannock Wildlife Society

Susquehannock Wildlife Society

Susquehannock Wildlife Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to protecting our native wildlife and its habitat in and surrounding the lower Susquehanna River basin through rescue, research, education, and conservation.

Read More…

Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservancy

Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservancy

Tall Timbers is recognized as the home of the study of fire ecology and is an advocate to protect the right to use prescribed fire for land management. It is also recognized as one of the nation’s leading land trusts.

Read More…

Tennessee River Basin Network

Tennessee River Basin Network

Tennessee River Basin Network aims to inspire and empower people to effectively steward the region's aquatic biodiversity. The Network is comprised of two Communities of Practice (Science & Management, Communication & Outreach) to promote engagement and collective learning. By bringing members of shared expertise and experience together regularly, partners are given the opportunity to help one another and share information and resources, thus enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of conservation efforts.

Read More…

Tennessee Valley Authority

Tennessee Valley Authority

The Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states at prices below the national average. TVA, which receives no taxpayer money and makes no profits, also provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists utilities and state and local governments with economic development.

Read More…

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

The mission of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is to preserve, protect, and enhance the fish and wildlife of the state and their habitats for the benefit, and enjoyment of the citizens of Tennessee and its visitors. The Agency will foster the safe use of the state’s waters through a program of law enforcement, education, and access. If you love outdoor sports and the natural world or if you just like to observe wildlife, build birdhouses, or are just curious about the critters in your backyard - the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is here to help enrich your outdoor experience.

Read More…

Texas A&M Forest Service

Texas A&M Forest Service

Texas A&M Forest Service conserves and protects the resources and lands of the Lone Star State.

Read More…

The G.A.M.E. Lab

The G.A.M.E. Lab

The Gamebird And Managed Ecosystems Lab is a research program at the University of Georgia within the Warnell School and Savannah River Ecology Lab (SREL) that centers around gamebirds (e.g., Northern Bobwhites) and managed ecosystems.

Read More…

The Longleaf Alliance

The Longleaf Alliance

The mission of The Longleaf Alliance is to ensure a sustainable future for the longleaf pine ecosystem through partnerships, landowner assistance and science-based education and outreach.

Read More…

The Nature Conservancy

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. It addresses the most urgent conservation challenges at the largest scale. Today, more of the natural world is at risk than ever before. So this work is crucial to keep vital habitats and unique species from being lost forever.

Read More…

The Orianne Society

The Orianne Society

The Orianne Society is a is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the conservation of imperiled snakes around the world. Our conservation efforts are modeled after our flagship program to restore and conserve the Eastern Indigo Snake. We work with a diverse group of partners using science to guide our on-the-ground conservation efforts for snakes and the ecosystems they inhabit. We are focused on outcomes and succeed through dedication and hard work.

Read More…

The Wetland Trust

The Wetland Trust

The Wetland Trust protects and restores wetlands and unique wetland biodiversity in New York with special interest in amphibians and reptiles (herpetofauna). The Trust presently owns 26 properties covering 1,600 wetland acres.

Read More…

The Wilderness Society

The Wilderness Society

The Wilderness Society's mission is to protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for our wild places. We contribute to better protection, stewardship and restoration of our public lands, preserving our rich natural legacy for current and future generations. Since 1935, The Wilderness Society has led the effort to permanently protect nearly 110 million acres of wilderness in 44 states. We have been at the forefront of nearly every major public lands victory.

Read More…

Tools for Engaging Landowners Effectively (TELE)

Tools for Engaging Landowners Effectively (TELE)

Tools for Engaging Landowners Effectively (TELE) works with partner organizations from all sectors to help them design and implement more effective programming and outreach. TELE can help you convince more landowners to adopt a desired behavior, whether that’s harvesting timber, permanently conserving land, or anything in between. We can help you connect with your audiences on a more personal and meaningful level. Most importantly, TELE tools and techniques can help you leverage your resources to successfully reach and persuade the right audiences to achieve your landscape level goals

Read More…

Trevor Zoo

Trevor Zoo

The Trevor Zoo is an AZA accredited zoo located at Millbrook School in New York state. Trevor Zoo is a member of the Species Survival Program and cares for seven endangered species within the zoo exhibits, the staff also works closely with other organizations in the Hudson Valley who are focused on bringing back other indigenous local species that are nearing extinction.

Read More…

Tulane University

Tulane University

Since beginning as a medical college in 1834, we’ve grown into one of the most well-respected research universities in the country. We’re one of just 62 members of the Association of American Universities, an elite group of top-ranked research institutions.

Read More…

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approximately 37,000 dedicated Civilians and Soldiers delivering engineering services to customers in more than 130 countries worldwide. With environmental sustainability as a guiding principle, the Corps team strengthens our Nation’s security by building and maintaining America’s infrastructure and providing military facilities where our servicemembers train, work and live. They research and develop technology while protecting America’s interests, promoting stability, and improving quality of life.

Read More…

U.S. Department of Defense

U.S. Department of Defense

The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and ensure our nation’s security.

Read More…

U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities

U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities

The Endowment is committed to keeping working forests as forests and advancing family-wage jobs in forest-rich rural communities. Through strategic and deliberate investment, the Endowment supports research and development in traditional forest product markets, ensuring that forests and forest-based economies grow and thrive.

Read More…

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Partners for Wildlife Program

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Partners for Wildlife Program

The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Act authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to provide technical and financial assistance to private landowners to restore, enhance, and manage private land to improve fish and wildlife habitats through the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program.

Read More…

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is a bureau within the Department of the Interior. Our mission is to work with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The Service manages the 150 million-acre National Wildlife Refuge System of more than 551 National Wildlife Refuges and thousands of small wetlands and other special management areas. Under the Fisheries program we also operate 70 National Fish Hatcheries, 65 fishery resource offices and 86 ecological services field stations.

Read More…

U.S. Forest Service

U.S. Forest Service

Established in 1905, the Forest Service is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and manages public lands in national forests and grasslands. It is the largest forestry research organization in the world and provides technical and financial assistance to state and private forestry agencies. The job of Forest Service managers is to help people share and enjoy the forest, while conserving the environment for generations yet to come.

Read More…

U.S. Geological Survey

U.S. Geological Survey

The U. S Geological Survey (USGS) is a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant, and useable information. As the Nation's largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, the USGS collects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific understanding about natural resource conditions, issues, and problems.

Read More…

University of Georgia

University of Georgia

The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education. Its motto, "to teach, to serve, and to inquire into the nature of things," reflects the University's integral and unique role in the conservation and enhancement of the state's and nation's intellectual, cultural, and environmental heritage.

Read More…

University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university dedicated to improving people's lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and health care. As Kentucky's flagship institution, the University plays a critical leadership role by promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development, and human well-being.

Read More…

University of Maryland: Center for Environmental Science

University of Maryland: Center for Environmental Science

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science is the premier research and educational institute working to understand and manage our world‘s natural resources. From the Appalachian Mountains to the Arctic, from fisheries to climate change, we pursue solutions to improve people‘s lives and our natural world and train the next generation of science leaders.

Read More…

University of Massachusetts

University of Massachusetts

The University of Massachusetts is a world-class public research university committed to advancing knowledge and transforming lives. Through its world-class educational programs, groundbreaking research enterprise, and its impactful community service and industry engagement activities, UMass harnesses the revolutionary spirit of Massachusetts to deliver an unparalleled student experience.

Read More…

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Carolina’s vibrant people and programs attest to the University’s long-standing place among leaders in higher education since it was chartered in 1789 and opened its doors for students in 1795 as the nation’s first public university. Situated in the beautiful college town of Chapel Hill, N.C., UNC has earned a reputation as one of the best universities in the world. Carolina prides itself on a strong, diverse student body, academic opportunities not found anywhere else, and a value unmatched by any public university in the nation.

Read More…

Upper Midwest & Great Lakes LCC

Upper Midwest & Great Lakes LCC

The UMGL LCC serves as an alliance in which the conservation entities operate as a networked, leveraged system, in collaboration with the public, to develop science-based guidance to inform decisions leading to sustainable endemic fish and wildlife and plants and the habitats and ecological functions and processes on which they depend.

Read More…

USDA FS Southern Research Station

USDA FS Southern Research Station

The Forest Service mission is captured by the phrase "Caring for the Land and Serving People." Our mission, as set forth by law, is to achieve quality land management under the sustainable multiple-use management concept to meet the diverse needs of people. For Forest Service employees this means participating in the following activities: Advocating a conservation ethic in promoting the health, productivity, diversity, and beauty of forests and associated lands. Listening to people and responding to their diverse needs in making decisions. Protecting and managing the national forests and grasslands so that they best demonstrate the sustainable multiple-use management concept. Providing technical and financial assistance to State and private forest landowners, encouraging them to practice good stewardship and quality land management in meeting their specific objectives. Providing international technical assistance to cities and urban communities to improve their natural environment by planting trees and caring for their forests. Helping States and communities to use the forests wisely in order to promote rural economic development and a quality rural environment. Developing and providing scientific and technical knowledge aimed at improving our capability to protect, manage, and use forests and rangelands. Providing work, training, and education to the unemployed, underemployed, elderly, youth, and disadvantaged in pursuit of our mission.

Read More…

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), formerly known as the Soil Conservation Service (SCS), is an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that provides technical assistance to farmers and other private landowners and managers

Read More…

USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

Since its establishment in 1936 as the nation's first wildlife experiment station, the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center has been a leading international research institute for wildlife and applied environmental research, for transmitting research findings to those responsible for managing our nation's natural resources, and for providing technical assistance in implementing research findings so as to improve natural resource management.

Read More…

USGS Southeast Ecological Science Center

USGS Southeast Ecological Science Center

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Southeast Ecological Science Center (SESC) is a research center that studies the biology and ecology of aquatic environments in the United States and around the world. This brochure offers a glimpse of the diverse issues addressed by SESC researchers. Founded in 2009, SESC was created to bring together scientific experts in biology and ecology throughout the Southeastern U.S. and Caribbean. The Center’s roots lie in U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service research units that were brought into the USGS as the Biological Resources Division in 1994. For almost a decade, research was carried out through the USGS Florida Integrated Science Center, which cultivated an integrated approach to earth and environmental science that focused on problems facing society. The Center still supports the Department of the Interior commitment to serve communities by providing scientific information to the public. SESC scientists apply their expertise to a variety of wetland and aquatic research and monitoring issues that require coordinated, integrated efforts to better understand natural environments. By increasing basic understanding of the biology of important species and broader ecological processes, this research provides information to policy-makers and aids managers in their stewardship of natural resources and regulatory functions.

Read More…

USGS Virginia Water Science Center

USGS Virginia Water Science Center

For more than 100 years, USGS has been collecting information on Virginia’s water resources and conducting hydrologic investigations in cooperation with State, Local, and Federal agencies. USGS personnel in Virginia operate stream gages, observation well networks, and water-quality monitoring stations to provide reliable scientific information needed to make informed management decisions. We also conduct interpretive investigations of specific water-resources problems. Much of this work is jointly funded by State and Local agencies. Depending on the availability of funds, USGS can match up to 50 percent of the project costs.

Read More…

USGS West Virginia Water Science Center

USGS West Virginia Water Science Center

The USGS serves the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life.

Read More…

USGS/Leetown Science Center

USGS/Leetown Science Center

A Center of Excellence for Biological Science conducting research needed to restore, maintain, enhance, and protect aquatic and terrestrial organisms and their supporting ecosystems.

Read More…

Virgina Dept. of Conservation and Recreation

Virgina Dept. of Conservation and Recreation

Greetings! Welcome to the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation's website. We hope it provides you with useful information and acquaints you with the many ways we serve the commonwealth's citizens. Thanks for visiting and please come back often! Conservation, Wise Use Ultimately our livelihood, quality of life and future depend on how intelligently all of us manage our natural resources. With this in mind, the department enhances natural and recreational resources through land management planning, funding, education and regulation. Nearly everyone in Virginia is touched by a DCR activity. Conservation. It just means wise use. Conserving our resources, protecting them for the future . . . it's not simple work. And we don't handle it alone. We work with many local, volunteer and citizen groups. Whether it's with one of the state's 47 soil and water conservation districts, the Nature Conservancy, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, or a local parks and recreation department, the focus is always on conserving our natural and recreational resources.

Read More…

Virginia Department of Forestry

Virginia Department of Forestry

We protect and develop healthy, sustainable forest resources for Virginians.

Read More…

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is responsible for the management of inland fisheries, wildlife, and recreational boating for the Commonwealth of Virginia. It seeks to manage Virginia's wildlife and inland fish to maintain optimum populations of all species to serve the needs of the Commonwealth.

Read More…

Virginia Tech University

Virginia Tech University

Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.

Read More…

West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

The Wildlife Diversity Program’s primary responsibility is to conserve the state’s nongame wildlife resources through the identification and management of nongame species and their habitats. The WDP also seeks to inform and educate the public about the resource, and to enhance the recreational opportunities it provides.

Read More…

West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

The West Virginia State Wildlife Center is a modern zoological facility displaying native and introduced state wildlife. Operated by the Wildlife Resources Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, the Wildlife Center is dedicated to presenting visitors a realistic and factual understanding of our state's wildlife. Woodland wildlife can be viewed along a wheelchair-accessible interpretative trail 1.25 mile through a mature hardwood forest.

Read More…

West Virginia University

West Virginia University

WVU is a family of distinctive campuses united by a single mission. From the groundbreaking research of our flagship in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley — we are leveraging our talents and resources to create a better future for West Virginia and the World.

Read More…

Western North Carolina Alliance

Western North Carolina Alliance

For 30 years, the Western North Carolina Alliance has been a trusted community partner, marshaling grassroots support to keep North Carolinian forests healthy, air and water clean, and communities vibrant.

Read More…

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has been enriching your relationship with the natural world since 1932 by conserving water, land and life, protecting the region’s natural places of exceptional value, helping to establish ten state parks, preserving Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece Fallingwater, planting and maintaining 135 gardens in 20 counties and partnering with grassroots organizations in Pennsylvania.

Read More…

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

WCS saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature.

Read More…

Wildlife Management Institute

Wildlife Management Institute

The Wildlife Management Institute (WMI) supports the wise use of wildlife, including regulated recreational hunting of designated populations. WMI endorses the proposition of game management, the concept of biological diversity, and principles of ecology. It recognizes that wildlife management must be a skillful blend of science and art in relation to dynamic human circumstances, values, and expectations. And the Wildlife Management Institute believes that wildlife not only reflects the continent's wealth but, in many respects, wildlife is that wealth.

Read More…

Working Together for the New England Cottontail

Working Together for the New England Cottontail

Working Together for the New England Cottontail provides information for landowners, practitioners, and the public about the threatened New England Cottontail throughout Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Rhode Island.

Read More…