Initiatives in Pennsylvania and on a national level promote the study of bird populations and the protection of their habitat.
The Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program (PNHP) provides current, reliable, objective, accessible information on Pennsylvania’s ecological resources to help inform environmental, economic, and land use decisions.
The Plant Stewardship Index is a standardized assessment tool that calculates a numerical index reflecting the quality of native plant communities for a given area. It indicates the impacts of invasive plants and can also be used to monitor the efficacy of land management practices.
Conservation prioritization tools are used to assist conservation practitioners in making difficult decisions about which of many conservation resources should be preserved or protected, given limited funds and resources.