Natural Resource Stewardship & Science
Who We Are
The Natural Resource Stewardship & Science (NRSS) partnership program creates new relationships and sustains ongoing partnerships that increase the level of care given to preserve our natural heritage in national parks.
The NRSS relies on partners to help carry out the important natural resource work that healthy parks depend on. We could not accomplish many of our most-needed programs and projects without the support of our many friends.
"The National Park Service recognizes that its most effective results come from engaging and
collaborating with others, expanding awareness and understanding, discovering mutual goals,
attracting resources and support, and building relationships, trust, and commitment to
participation in collective efforts that extend the reach of all."
—Making Friends Handbook, National Park Service
National Geographic: Our relationship with National Geographic goes back to the inception of the National Park Service. Projects include:
In 2014 the National Park Service, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Directorate signed a partnership agreement with the Nature Fund for National Parks. The Nature Fund is one of the newest friends groups for the national parks. The mission of the friends group is to support vital science, research, and stewardship projects and programs that help to ensure that the natural resources of the National Park System remain unimpaired for future generations. To learn more and volunteer, visit the Nature Fund for National Parks website.
|Other Partners: The NRSS also partners with many local, state, and federal agencies helping to facilitate on-going dialogue and cooperation. These partners include U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Environmental Protection Agency, and U.S. Geologic Survey.|
Partnerships in Parks
If you would like to become a partner with the NRSS partnership program to support natural resource science and stewardship, please contact us using the information below. Or, use the contact form and select Partnerships as the category.
Program Development and New Initiatives, Manager: 970.225.3595
Last Updated: June 20, 2014