References and Resources

Cypresses in Water
References & Publications

These searchable source materials offer important information concerning the Natural Heritage Program.

Exploring Our Natural Treasures

The research conducted by the Natural Heritage Program biologists helps to provide a better understanding of North Carolina's natural areas.

Sample their published work, as well as lists of rare animals and plants. The rare species lists are organized by region and periodically updated, usually at around two year intervals. We also document the elements used to classify Natural Communities in our state.