Natural Heritage Program
The Natural Heritage Inventory Program maintains a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) database which contains information on the distribution and ecology of rare plants, animals, and ecological communities across Tennessee. The Natural Heritage Inventory Program uses the Natural Heritage Methodology - based on that of its parent organization NatureServe - for the most recent taxonomic information, ecological community classification, methodology, and software development.
Natural Heritage Data
Publicly Available Natural Heritage Data
Search and download data by County, Quadrangle, Watershed, or MS4 using our Rare Species Data Viewer.
Site Specific Data Requests
All Natural Heritage data requests that can not be met using the data viewer above should be directed towards the Data Manager, Stephanie.Ann.Williams@tn.gov