The Biological Resources Division provides scientific expertise and technological assistance to support the sound management, protection, conservation and preservation of biological resources and related ecosystem processes in our national parks. Staff work with individual parks, the park System as a whole, and National Park Service leadership. Efforts focus on Ecosystem Restoration, Human Dimensions of Biological Resources, Integrated Pest Management, Invasive Species, Landscape Ecology and Conservation, Threatened and Endangered Species, Wildlife Health, Wildlife Conservation, and Exotic Plant Management.
This website is designed to assist feather identification by providing high-resolution scans of flight feathers of major groups of North American birds. This is an ongoing project that will continually add new species.
Working through 3,000 soil and water conservation districts and other partners, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has assisted in the development of conservation practices that have enhanced America’s fish and wildlife habitat resources. NRCS pursues a science-base approach in the development and implementation of conservation practices benefitting fish and wildlife. As such, NRCS has developed and distributed scientifically-based technical materials related to fish and wildlife habitat management. Some of these materials can be found in various sections of the website.