The Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program (PNHP) is a partnership between the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC), the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC), and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Natural heritage refers to the collective biological diversity, including plants, wildlife, ecosystems and geological structures. The Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program gathers and provides information on the location and status of these important ecological resources in Pennsylvania.
PNHP provides scientific information, expertise, and assistance to support the conservation of biological diversity.
PNHP uses standardized protocols to collect ecological data to provide current, reliable information about species and natural features.
Contact the Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program staff.