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Natural Resources

Image mosaic of South Florida as seen from space.
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

Natural Resources

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

Federal Laws

Natural Resources Point of Contact

Ken Kumor

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Page Last Updated: January 14th, 2014
Page Editor: NASA Administrator