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Become an Author of the First-Ever National Nature Assessment

November 20th, 2023

Want to be part of a first-of-its-kind analysis of the state of nature in the United States? Answer our call for expertise, open now until January 4, 2024. 

The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) is seeking author nominations and technical inputs for the First National Nature Assessment (NNA1). This is a unique opportunity for scientists and experts across the country to shape the first U.S. assessment of how nature is changing and how it matters to our lives. See the Federal Register Notice (FRN) for the full text of the call.

  • You must submit author nominations via the USGCRP Public Contribution System by 11:59 pm ET on January 4, 2024.

  • You can submit technical inputs on an ongoing basis. 

USGCRP identified the potential chapter topics included in this solicitation based on public comments on the NNA1 Draft Prospectus. You can find more information on the report scope and themes in the draft prospectus (also available on the USGCRP Notices page). 

NNA1 will evaluate the status, observed trends, and future projections of America's lands, waters, wildlife, biodiversity, and ecosystems and the benefits they provide, including connections to the economy, public health, equity, climate mitigation and adaptation, and national security.

In developing NNA1, USGCRP will follow the principles of a use-inspired, knowledge-informed assessment, shaped by both the potential uses of the final products and by science and other forms of knowledge. USGCRP recognizes the importance of lived experiences and acknowledges Indigenous Knowledge as an important form of evidence. Across all phases of NNA1, USGCRP aims to be inclusive, represent diverse perspectives, and create products that are accessible to the widest possible audience.

If you have any questions or process concerns, please contact Tessa Francis,