The Natural Heritage Program's BIOTICS data management system has become the standard reference for consultants, scientists, and planners who require accurate science-based data on the location and condition of species and natural communities in North Carolina.
To keep this information available free of charge, the Natural Heritage Program relies on support from the Clean Water Management Trust Fund and partners including the N.C. Department of Transportation and the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.
The two most common kinds of requests for information from the Natural Heritage Program database are:
Submitting a site-specific request initiates a search of the NCNHP database by a staff member; no field work is done on the site by NHP staff. The absence of records of natural heritage elements within or near a project area does not necessarily mean that they are not present. It may simply mean that the area has not been surveyed. The use of Natural Heritage Program data should not be substituted for actual field surveys.
To request information from the NHP BIOTICS database about a specific site, please provide ALL of these items:
Additional information that would be useful:
Please mail or email your request to:
We want to make sure your request is answered in a timely manner. Responses to information requests will typically be provided in two weeks; however, complex requests or requests received during periods of heavy workload may require additional time.