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Discover Life in America Inc

  • Gatlinburg, TN
  • www.dlia.org

Mission Statement

Discover Life in America will develop a model for research in biodiversity. DLIA will use this knowledge to develop and disseminate information to encourage the discovery, understanding, preservation, and enjoyment of natural resources.

Main Programs

  1. Volunteer Citizen Science Program
  2. All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

National project with a base in Gatlinburg, TN.

ruling year

2000

Principal Officer since 2007

Self-reported

Todd Witcher

Keywords

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Education, Volunteerism and Scientific Research

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EIN

62-1770910

Physical Address

1316 Cherokee Orchard Rd % Todd Witcher

Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs (C60)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Voluntarism Promotion (T40)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Volunteer Citizen Science Program

Their are many varied opportunities for volunteers to assist in the ATBI including science/taxonomy, photography/art, education/outreach, and host/hospitality

Category

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Program 2

All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory

The All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI), a project of Discover Life in America (DLIA), seeks to inventory the estimated 100,000 species of living organisms in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The project will develop checklists, reports, maps, databases, and natural history profiles that describe the biology of this rich landscape to a wide audience.
The species level of biological diversity is central to the ATBI, but the project is developed within an ecological and conservation context and encourages understanding at other levels of organization, including genetic variation within species and ecosystem descriptions

Category

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

National project with a base in Gatlinburg, TN.

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DISCOVER LIFE IN AMERICA INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Discover Life in America Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Todd Witcher

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ernest Bernard

University of Tennessee

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