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NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Natural Heritage Program - Data Services

Natural Heritage Program

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Data Services

The North Carolina Natural Heritage Program maintains the state’s most extensive database for information on rare plants, rare animals, natural communities, outstanding natural areas, and land managed for conservation across the state.

This information can be accessed several ways to accommodate different user needs: 

Sharing What We Know

The North Carolina Natural Heritage Program:

  • answers information requests from a variety of sources, including federal and state agencies, academic researchers, consultants, land trusts, and the public.
  • compiles data, creates maps, and distributes information about rare species, natural communities, and conservation sites.
  • provides geographic data layers as well as detailed reports to partner agencies in order to help manage and protect rare species and natural areas.
  • provides information that is used for conservation planning.
  • provides information that facilitates the design and implementation of ecologically sound development projects, such as new pipeline corridors, roads, communication towers, municipal utility projects.

This information can be accessed several ways to accommodate different user needs:

 

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