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.

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What We Do

Learn how the Biological Resources Division provides support, expertise, and leadership in managing and protecting biological resources.

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We Help Pollinators

More than 75 percent of the Earth's flowering plants depend on bees, butterflies, birds, bats, and other pollinators.

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We Protect At-Risk Species

Explore the thousands of at-risk species that are protected in national parks.

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We Stop the Spread

Invasive species are a complex challenge, but the good news is that you can help prevent their impacts by making a few simple choices.

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Bison in Parks

Bison are a wildlife conservation success - they came back from the brink of extinction to become our national mammal!

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Bears in Parks

Three species of bears make their homes in national parks. Learn more about bears and the work we do to protect them.

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Conservation at Home

Water, lands, and air are all connected, so the actions people take at home have far-reaching effects. Find out what you can do at home!

Last updated: December 19, 2021