The Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program (PNHP) is a member of
NatureServe, an international network of natural heritage programs
that gather and provide information on the location and status of
important ecological resources (plants, vertebrates, invertebrates,
natural communities and geologic features). Our purpose is to provide
current, reliable, 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
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DCNR is developing a new tool to replace the current PNDI ER Tool. The new tool, called the PA Conservation Explorer, will include both conservation planning and PNDI environmental review components.
Listen to a presentation on the identification, wildlife denizens and conservation of vernal pools by PA Natural Heritage invertebrate zoologist Betsy Leppo here.
The latest edition of the PNHP Quarterly Newsletter is available. This issue includes articles on the Pennsylvania Mammal Atlas, the Pennsylvania Conservation Explorer Planning and Environmental Review tool and Bryophyte and Lichen Diversity. View the issue here.
The Chester County 2015 Natural Heritage Inventory Update is complete and available to download here.
The latest edition of the PNHP Quarterly Newsletter is available. This issue includes articles on Beaver and Chester Natural Heritage County updates and the Natural Communities and Heritage of Raccoon Creek State Park. View the issue here.