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G.S. §113A-164 Nature Preserves Act
To provide science and incentives to inform conservation decisions and support conservation of significant natural areas in our state.
The North Carolina Natural Heritage Program is part of the Office of Conservation, Planning, and Community Affairs within the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The program serves as an information clearinghouse in support of conservation of the rarest and most outstanding elements of natural diversity in the state. These elements of natural diversity include plants and animals which are so rare or the natural communities which are so significant that they merit special consideration as land-use decisions are made.