On 10 April 2014, the NSC Alliance director of public policy Dr. Robert Gropp was a witness on a panel testifying before the House Subcommittee on Interior and Environment Appropriations. He testified in his capacity as Chairman of the USGS Coalition, an alliance of organizations united by a commitment to the continued vitality of the United States Geological Survey. The NSC Alliance is a member of the coalition. He offered testimony in support of fiscal year 2015 funding for the United States Geological Survey.
Our members are part of an international community of museums, botanical gardens, herbariums, universities and other institutions that house natural science collections and utilize them in research, exhibitions, academic and informal science education, and outreach activities.