The U.S. Geological Survey Biological Informatics Program is creating the informatics framework, providing the scientific content, and developing the public and private partnerships needed for the understanding and stewardship of the Nation's biological resources. The Program provides credible, applicable, unbiased information for science-based decision-making, particularly as it pertains to the conservation, management, and use of the Nation's biological resources. The Program is committed to making available the data and information that are critical to scientific discovery and application. Databases, maps, and publications are vital mechanisms for conveying this information to users. The Program specifically addresses biological data and information related to wildlife and the environment, as well as wildlife-human interactions.
In addition, the Program is committed to the development and easy accessibility of tools, models, visualizations, and applications to aid policy and resource managers in the analysis and synthesis of scientific data to support decision-making.