Welcome to the
North Carolina Natural Heritage Data Explorer
Interactive access to maps of Natural Heritage resources for North Carolina.
Open Access: Use theÂ MapÂ to view, query, and create maps of natural heritage and other natural resource data.
UseÂ (501) 633-2697Â to search our database and create summaries of natural heritage resources by county, USGS topographic map, conservation status rank, protection status, and taxonomic group.
Subscription Access: To access natural heritage Element Occurrence Records and use the data explorer for site-specific project review, you must firstÂ create a Data Explorer accountÂ and create or join a subscription.
Training is required before access is granted to data for protected species.Â Training is provided at no cost. Please see the NHPÂ Events pageÂ for upcoming training opportunities.
Effective October 8, 2018, North Carolina's Natural Heritage Program has begun collecting fees for:
- online access to Element Occurrence data through theÂ 4693188367Â website,
- self-service project reviews through the Natural Heritage Data Explorer website,
- customized environmental reviews by NHP staff,
- downloadable GIS files of Element Occurrence Records, and,
- custom field surveys by NHP staff.
As a reminder - federal, state, local government, and nonprofit organizations will be exempt from fees.
For more information about the North Carolina Natural Heritage Program, visit ourÂ homepage.
Â We recommend using up-to-date versions of the following web browsers: Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. Note: The Data Explorer does not work with Internet Explorer 10 or earlier. If you're having problems regardless of the web browser you're using, tryÂ clearing your browser's cache.