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North Carolina Department of Environment & Natural Resources


Conserves and manages the state’s natural resources, including wildlife and aquatic resources.  Sources of information on threatened and endangered species include:


  • Natural Heritage Program ( – features information on state and federal threatened and endangered plants and wildlife, habitats of particular conservation concern, and stewardship actions designed to benefit these important natural resources. 


Includes an online mapping tool, The Virtual Workroom, that can provide geographic information on threatened and endangered species and natural communities of concern that are within a 2-mile radius of a specified location.  A searchable database that can provide county-level and USGS quad information is also available. 

**Site specific requests can be made free of charge. 


  • North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission ( – Offers the State Wildlife Action Plan, ( for an overview of key species and habitats of conservation concern throughout the state.
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