Our Nation's Biological Resources

Guests: Michael Mac Project Director "The Status and Trends of the Nation's Biological Resources" Coordinator, Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Program United States Geological Survey Reston, Virginia Peter White Director North Carolina Botanical Garden Professor, Biology University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina Craig Allen Research Ecologist United States Geological Survey Station Leader Jemez Mountains Field Station Bandelier National Monument Los Alamos, New Mexico Bruce Stein Editor, Precious Heritage: The Status of Biodiversity in the United States (Oxford University Press, forthcoming) Senior Scientist The Nature Conservancy Arlington, Virginia Last week, the U.S. Geological Survey released its report on the status of our nation's biological resources, detailing threats to those plants, animals, and ecosystems. In this hour, we'll talk with the study's scientists about biodiversity in this country, the challenges of trying tocatalog it, and what needs to be done to preserve it.

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