NatureServe Canada has a new vision for being the driving force behind a widespread understanding of the condition of the nation's species and ecosystems, having adopted a new five-year plan at the organization’s Annual General Meeting on June 14, 2018.
"NatureServe Canada envisions a world where the natural heritage of Canada is documented, where that information is readily available to current and future generations, and where the conservation of biodiversity and resource decision-making in Canada are guided by high quality, consistent, credible, and current scientific data and information," the plan says.
The NatureServe Canada Strategic Plan 2018-2023 provides critical guidance that will help the organization attain its objectives and goals.
The plan is focused on achieving progress within the network across four primary themes:
- The effectiveness and health of our network
- The science foundation for the information we manage and provide
- The services we provide
- The professional approach by which we conduct our business
Those themes are tied to five overarching results:
Result 1 The NatureServe Canada Network is comprehensive and effective
Result 2 NatureServe Canada and its members develop and distribute high quality, consistent and current scientific data and information to inform biodiversity conservation and resource decision-making
Result 3 Partners and clients are effectively served by NatureServe Canada
Result 4 The NatureServe Network is strengthened by the active participation and leadership of NatureServe Canada
Result 5 NatureServe Canada is a professionally run organization