The Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program is a partnership between The
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, The
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, The
PA Fish and Boat Commission and, The
PA Game Commission. in cooperation with US Fish & Wildlife Service and
is a member of the International Network of Heritage Programs called NatureServe.
PHNP helps guide conservation work and land-use planning, ensuring the maximum conservation
benefit with the minimum cost. PNHP conducts inventories and collects data regarding the
Commonwealth's native biological diversity. Information is stored in an integrated data
management system consisting of maps, manuals, and computer files.
PNHP relies upon information from a wide variety of sources to develop and sustain the ongoing inventory.
Concerned citizens are encouraged to make suggestions or provide information that will assist with the
project. The loss of species and natural communities is often inadvertent and easily avoidable. The
more complete our information on what exists where, the greater our chances of preventing additional
PNHP is partially funded by contributions to the Wild Resources Conservation Fund. The Wild Resource
Conservation Fund was created by the Pennsylvania legislature for the management and protection of
native wild plants and non-game wildlife. Your contributions will assist with the efforts being
taken to ensure the survival of these wild resources.