EcoFlora Community Scientists & Partner Organizations

The EcoFlora “Hall of Fame”

Our community scientists are the backbone of the EcoFlora project! Here we recognize those who have made an outstanding contribution to the EcoFlora project and to the growing body of knowledge on the urban biodiversity of New York City by uploading observations and making identifications on the EcoFlora iNaturalist page. “Top Observers” include those who have made over 10,000 observations of plants and other organisms in NYC. “Top Identifiers” include those who have made over 10,000 identifications to the species level or higher of observations made in NYC. “Top Species Spotters” include those who have observed over 1,000 different species of plants and other organisms throughout NYC. (updated March 2023)

Organizational Partners

We partner with many organizations from in and around New York City. Our perennial partners include iNaturalist, Symbiota, Bronx River Alliance, Central Park Conservancy, NYC Parks and Recreation, the City Nature Challenge, and the New York Flora Association. We are in constant collaboration with our partners to support the EcoFlora program, and engage community members in conservation of urban biodiversity.

• Alley Pond Environmental Center
• American Museum of Natural History
• Barnard College, Columbia University
• Bronx River Alliance
• Brooklyn Botanic Garden
• Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy
• Brooklyn Greenway
• Central Park Conservancy
• City Parks Foundation
• City University of New York (CUNY)
 ◦ Bronx Community College
 ◦ City College of New York
 ◦ Hunter College
 ◦ Kingsborough Community College
 ◦ LaGuardia Community College
 ◦ Macaulay Honors College
• Community Greenways Collaborative
• Fordham University
• Foundation for Landscape Studies
• Four Rivers Charter Public School, MA
• Freshkills Park Alliance
• Friends of the High Line
• Friends of Soundview Park
• Gowanus Canal Conservancy
• Green-Wood Cemetery
• iNaturalist
• Lower Hudson Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management
• New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
 ◦ Forest & Highland Park Administration
 ◦ Forestry, Horticulture, & Natural Resources
 ◦ Greenbelt Native Plant Center
 ◦ Greenbelt Nature Center
 ◦ Natural Areas Conservancy
 ◦ Natural Resources Group
 ◦ Northeast Queens Parks
 ◦ Northern Manhattan Parks
 ◦ Van Cortlandt Park

• New York City Urban Field Station
• New York City Wildflower Week
• New York Natural Heritage Program
• New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation
 ◦ Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
 ◦ Roberto Clemente State Park
• Newtown Creek Alliance
• North Shore Land Alliance
• Pace University
• Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
• Randall’s Island Park Alliance
• Rivers Run Community Garden
• Riverside Park Conservancy
• Rutgers University
• St. Francis College
• Symbiota
• Torrey Botanical Society
• United States Forest Service
• United States National Park Service
 ◦ Gateway National Recreation Area
• the Ursuline School
• Wave Hill
• Wellesley College
• Westchester Community College
• Wild Metro
• Wildlife Conservation Society
• Yonkers Partners in Education