This image mosaic of South Florida was acquired by the Landsat-5 satellite during the late-1980's. The large blue circular area left of the center is Lake Okeechobee. The dark colored area just to the south of the lake is an agricultural area. To the southeast and east are water conservation areas. The Everglades wetlands are to the south. Credit: EarthSatellite Corporation/NASA/USGS
Mission, Goals, and Objectives
The Natural Resources community's mission is to promote increased efficiency of raw materials and conservation of natural resources. These resources and raw materials include land use and resources, wetlands and floodplains, threatened and endangered species, wildlife, ecosystems, oceans, and coastal zones.
How Natural Resources Support NASA's Mission
Natural Resources Management supports NASA's mission by ensuring that NASA makes efficient use of natural resources while protecting the environment and valuable wildlife. This management further allows NASA to conserve precious natural resources for future generations.
Natural Resources Regulatory Drivers
NASA Procedural Directives (NPDs) and NASA Procedural Requirements (NPRs)
- NPD 8500.1B NASA Environmental Management
- NPR 8553.1B NASA Environmental Management System
- NPR 8570.1 Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation
- NPR 8580.1 Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act and Executive Order 12114
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