tools and research to help us better understand our rich natural heritage
The Natural Heritage Program (NHP) ensures that the public is able to get the information that is needed to weigh the ecological significance of various sites and to evaluate the ecological impacts of development.
The information collected and shared by NHP, using methodology developed by the Nature Conservancy and maintained by NatureServe, helps project planners and landowners make land use decisions that have the most benefit for society and the economy, while having the least ecological impact.
Why this information is valuable to you:
Altogether, the interactions between healthy natural environments and healthy people are multiple and complex, and require interdisciplinary attention and action for full understanding and resilient development of both nature and human beings. Tom Brokaw said it best, “the more you know” the more likely you are to make informed choices for the betterment of everyone.