Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program
The Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program collects, manages, and interprets information about nongame animals, native plants and plant communities to promote the wise stewardship of these resources. Natural Heritage Programs or their equivalents now exist in all 50 states as well as in a number of Canadian provinces and Latin American countries. All programs use similar methodologies to collect and manage information, allowing pooling of data for conservation planning across geopolitical boundaries.
To accomplish its goals, the NHNRP coordinates research on nongame animals and rare native plants. They work closely with the Minnesota Biological Survey to identify and locate our rare natural resources and develop and maintains lists of Minnesota's rare natural features.
- Minnesota's List of Endangered, Threatened, and Special Concern Species
- Native Plant Communities of Minnesota
- Species lists for terrestrial and palustrine native plant communities in East-Central Minnesota (Great River Greening )
- Animal Aggregation Sites (PDF/5KB)
- Natural Heritage Information System
The NHNRP also provides ecological expertise through fact sheets, publications, and other ecological assistance to help government agencies, scientists, land managers, developers, educators, and citizens protect our rare natural resources.
Conservation Management and Rare Resources Supervisor
Natural Heritage Information System Data Manager
Natural Heritage Information System
Data Distribution Coordinator & Endangered Species
Environmental Review Coordinator
Minnesota Endangered Species Coordinator