The Biological Resources Division (BRD) provides Service-wide perspective, expertise, and leadership in developing and communicating biological resource science and policy, and identifying and implementing new approaches to biological resources stewardship to help the National Park Service fulfill a core mission: to preserve unimpaired the natural resources and values of the National Park Service for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this generation and future generations.

The Biological Resources Division is one of eight divisions that make up the Natural Resource Stewardship and Science (NRSS) Directorate of the National Park Service. BRD provides leadership, scientific expertise, and technological assistance to support and communicate the management and protection of biological resources and related ecosystem processes. BRD maintains offices in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Cabrillo National Monument hosted the first BioBlitz of 2016

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Small brown bats clustered together upside down

Learn about the benefits of bats

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Last updated: December 14, 2018