Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program
The Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program (PNHP) gathers and provides
information on the location and status of important ecological resources
PNHP's purpose is to provide current, reliable, and objective information
to help inform environmental decisions. PNHP information can be used to guide
conservation work and land-use planning, ensuring the maximum conservation
benefit with the minimum cost.
PNHP (with cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) is a
also a member of the international network of natural heritage programs called
Tools, and Services
The PNHP works
beyond simply inventorying the commonwealth’s biodiversity, but also provides
information and expertise to move its conservation and management forward.
Data Collection and Management
County Natural Area Inventory
Pennsylvania Plant Community Classification
Aquatic Community Classification
Rare, Threatened, and Endangered Species lists
and Best Management Practices
and Ecological Monitoring and Assessment
The Pennsylvania Conservation
Explorer is a one stop shop for conservation planning and environmental
review for threatened and endangered plants and animals.
The Explorer provides
conservation information on biological diversity, protected lands, streams,
and other natural resources for planning purposes. It allows users to
screen a project area for potential impacts to threatened, endangered, and
special concern species.