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N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources

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Natural Heritage Program - Contribute to NHP Database

Natural Heritage Program

Botanizing in Green Swamp Collecting natural community data by Dale Suiter Identifying plants at Green Swamp by Dan Wall 

Contribute to the Natural Heritage Program Database

If you have information about any of North Carolina’s rare species, natural communities, or priority conservation areas, please share it with us, so that your data can be useful for a variety of land use decisions. Download forms for reporting occurrences of rare plants or rare animals.

Examples of reports that have been especially helpful to our program include:

  • Baseline Surveys of Conservation Areas
  • Biological Assessments
  • Element Occurrence Reports (new occurrences and updated information about known locations) 
  • GIS shape files
  • Journal Articles
  • M.S. Theses and Dissertations
  • Management Plans
  • Site Survey Reports
  • Species Lists

We depend on information shared by partners to help document the biological resources of our state. To contribute your observations, reports or other data, contact the .

What can I do to help protect North Carolina’s natural heritage?

Everyone can:

  • Learn about native species and natural areas across North Carolina.
  • Join a conservation group such as a land trust, watershed association, or natural history society.
  • Learn more about the natural resources in your own backyard.
  • Visit public lands (state parks, game lands) in your neighborhood.

Landowners can:

  • Manage your land to promote its natural values.
  • Permanently protect your land through conservation agreements.

Professional scientists and academic researchers can:

  • Partner with NCNHP to identify research priorities and coordinate monitoring efforts.
  • Share data that will contribute to rare species conservation.
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