Sources for Basic Natural Resources Information

These data can help you make an initial determination of the natural resources on your site.

North Carolina Natural Heritage Program
The program inventories, catalogues, and supports conservation of the rarest and the most outstanding elements of the natural diversity of our state. They have geographic information system (GIS) data on the location of these natural resources. These resources constitute the core of WakeNature’s Exceptional Natural Areas classification .
Home page: http://www.ncnhp.org/
Database: http://www.ncnhp.org/Pages/heritagedata.html

Potential WakeNature Exceptional Natural Areas
Preliminary identification of potential Exceptional Natural Areas in Wake County’s parks systems. This spreadsheet lists parcels that overlap with Natural Heritage Program Significant Natural Heritage Areas and Element Occurrences. For most parcels, further investigation would be required before a final determination is possible.
MunicipalEOs&SNHAs.xls

North Carolina Wildlife Action Plan
North Carolina’s wildlife action plan is a guide and planning resource for conserving North Carolina’s wildlife and habitats. It builds on the strategic thinking of many organizations and reflects the ideas and input of many of the state’s citizens. The plan describes priority habitat for wildlife, which is the core of WakeNature’s Outstanding Natural Areas classification .
Home page: http://www.wildlifeactionplans.org/north_carolina.html

NC Wildlife Resources Commission Green Growth Toolbox
Data and tools to help counties, towns, and cities grow in green ways.
Home page: http://www.ncwildlife.org/greengrowth/