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New York Natural Heritage Program

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A partnership between SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), we facilitate the conservation of rare animals, rare plants, and natural ecosystems, and the reduction of the threat of invasive species to native ecosystems.

We've Moved!

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NYNHP has a new website. Please visit us and bookmark our new address.

Our new website is now the home of the Rare Plant Status List, the Rare Animal Status List, and Ecological Communities of New York State.

You may also want to check out iMapInvasives, an online, collaborative, GIS-based database and mapping tool that serves as the official invasive species database for New York State.

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    NY Natural Heritage Program
    625 Broadway, 5th Floor
    Albany, NY 12233-4757
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