The Natural Heritage Program's BIOTICS data management system has become the standard reference for consultants, scientists, and planners who require accurate data on the location and condition of species and natural communities in North Carolina.
The two most common kinds of requests for information from the Natural Heritage Program are:
Submitting a site-specific request initiates a customized search of the NHP database by staff. 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 access online project review tools, login the Data Explorer. Note: an account and subscription are required.
To request a review of a specific site by NHP staff, please provide ALL of these items:
Additional information that would be useful:
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.
Options include the following: