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Hawksbill Sea Turtle. Photo by Thomas Strom. Dunes Nature Preserve, Indiana. Photo by Christopher Jordan. Volo Bog Nature Preserve, Illinois. Photo by Rodrigo Roesch. Bigelow Mountain, Maine. Photo by David Hobson.

Biological Resource Management

"Provide the expertise and leadership needed to protect, preserve, and manage biological resources and related ecosystem processes in the national park system."

Protecting Species in our National Parks

The Biological Resources Division (BRD) provides scientific expertise and technological assistance to support the sound management, protection, and preservation of biological resources and related ecosystem processes in our national parks. BRD staff work with individual parks, the park system as a whole, and National Park Service leadership. Efforts focus on Ecosystem Restoration and Management, Human Dimensions of Biological Resource Management, Integrated Pest Management, Invasive Species, Landscape Ecology and Conservation, Threatened and Endangered Species, Vegetation Inventory, Wildlife Health, Wildlife Management, and Exotic Plant Management.

Biologic Resource Features

Preserving Biodiversity

Lady and Ranger at BioBlitz

The National Park Service is working to preserve biodiversity —from the dung beetle to the grizzly bear—in order to ensure genetic diversity, understand how the pieces of an intact ecosystem fit together, and detect long-term changes in our environment. Learn more...

Bison Report


The Bison Conservation Genetics Workshop held in Nebraska in September 2008 brought together government and non-government scientists to develop guidance for genetic management of federal bison herds. Their report is now available online. Learn more...


Bat on a log

Bats play a unique and important role in our ecosystem. Species of bats live in nearly every national park. About 40 species of bats call National Park lands home. Learn more about bats across the national park system and the role they play. Learn more...

White-Nose Syndrome

Bat with White-Nose Syndrome

Since spring 2009, the NPS Wildlife Health Program has led an NPS white-nose syndrome working group made up of cave and bat ecologists, regional biologists, and a park superintendent in order to disseminate information among parks and regions and to help interpret general management recommendations. Learn more...

Contact the Biological Resources Division

Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Directorate
Biological Resources Division
1201 Oakridge Drive, Suite 200
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone: 970.225.3592

Or, use the contact form and select Biological Resources as the category.

Last Updated: January 26, 2015