VANHP tracks information on over 1600 rare plants, animals and exemplary natural communities in Virginia. Get more information about these resource lists and/or you can view/download the lists below as Adobe Acrobat files (PDF). The plant and animal documents contain synonomy, list format and taxonomic reference information for all species monitored by the Natural Heritage program.
You'll need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view or print these files.
Hardcopies of these lists are also available by contacting:
Virginia Dept. of Conservation & Recreation
Division of Natural Heritage
Project Review Coordinator
600 E. Main St., 24th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
FAX: (804) 371-2674
We Need Your Help! - If you have information which you believe would add to our knowledge of a specific species, please submit a rare species reporting form.
All searches return HTML formatted lists including the scientific/common names, taxonomic group, global and state heritage rarity ranks, federal legal status under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, and Virginia state legal status.
Additionally, scientific names are hotlinked to NatureServe Explorer to provide more detailed species information.
NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe, in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network. A source for conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals, and ecological communities of the United States and Canada, NatureServe provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, as well as common plants and animals.
Species/Natural Community Query - Output also includes total number of known occurrences statewide.
County Query - If no county, or more than one county checked results will be sorted and grouped by county. Output also includes last known observed date in the county.
Physiographic province Query - If no province, or more than one is checked the results will be sorted and grouped by province.
Watershed Query - (USGS 8 digit watershed) If no watershed, or more than one is checked the results will be sorted and grouped by watershed.
Subwatershed Query - (14 digit watershed) If no watershed, or more than one is checked the results will be sorted and grouped by watershed.
Note: On-line queries provide basic information from DCR's databases at the time of the request. They are NOT to be substituted for a project review or for on-site surveys required for environmental assessments of specific project areas.