Any organization using NatureServe’s standard methodology, approving of the objectives of NatureServe, serving the role of using science to inform conservation, and falling into one of the following four categories, is eligible to be a Constituent Member of NatureServe.
- Founding Constituent Members. These are the members of NatureServe at the time of its founding in 2000. The list of those entities eligible to be founding Constituent Members appears in Appendix A of the NatureServe Bylaws. Contact NatureServe's Director of Network Relations (703-908-1828; Allison_Gratz@natureserve.org), if you are unclear whether you are a Founding Constituent Member.
Subnational Constituent Members. Any organization that operates at the principal subnational level of a country, including states, provinces, departments, or territories, is eligible to be a Constituent Member of NatureServe. There can only be one Constituent Member per subnational jurisdiction. Subnational Constituent Members of NatureServe Canada (a.k.a., the Canadian Section of NatureServe) will be granted constituent membership in NatureServe, subject to ratification by the NatureServe Board of Directors.
National Constituent Members. Any organization that operates at the national level is eligible to be a Constituent Member of NatureServe. There can only be one National Constituent Member per sub-national unit.
Other Established Constituent Members. Organizations that historically have operated as a part of the NatureServe network, specifically the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Navajo Nation, the Cauca Valley Corporation, and the Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre, are eligible to be Constituent Members of NatureServe.