Lands and waters sustaining wildlife and people
- Habitat needs for more than 3,000 species of animals and plants, including those identified as Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) in Wildlife Action Plans revised by states in 2015, and 30 species representing hundreds more with similar sensitivities, lifecycles, and habitat requirements.
- Important areas for the conservation of several hundred common and rare aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem types, and habitat connections needed for species to move across the landscape.
- Connected networks of intact and diverse terrestrial, wetland, and coastal systems that provide habitat for wildlife and benefits for people, such as access to intact forests and sources of clean water.
- Connected networks of intact and diverse rivers and river systems that provide habitat for resident and anadromous fish — as well as other organisms — and benefits to people, such as recreation and clean water.
Nature’s Network is supported by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Science Applications program, which builds upon a long history of conservation in the Northeast region to unite stakeholders around common goals for sustaining natural and cultural resources, and develop tools and strategies to achieve those goals in the face of uncertainty.