Rare Plant, Natural Community, and Wildlife Fact Sheets

These fact sheets contain descriptions and conservation information to help users identify and conserve significant elements of biodiversity. Each sheet includes a detailed description and drawing, information on where the species or natural community occurs in New Hampshire, why it is rare in this state, and what threats exist to its continued presence in the state.

Funds received by NH Heritage from the Conservation License Plate Trust Fund ("Mooseplate") made it possible for 20 fact sheets to be developed in the fall of 2002. As additional funds are available, more fact sheets will be developed for other species and natural communities. Also included in these links are fact sheets developed for the 1998 University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension publication, "Threatened and Endangered Plants and Animals in New Hampshire's Forested Habitats".

The primary author for the fall 2002 fact sheets was Conservation and Information Assistant Liz Harvey, with input from Senior Ecologist Dan Sperduto, Ecologist/Botanist Bill Nichols, and Data Manager/Biologist Sara Cairns. The authors of the 1998 plant fact sheets were Michael Duffy, Dan Sperduto, and David VanLuven, all with the New Hampshire Natural Heritage Bureau. The authors for the wildlife fact sheets were Ellen Synder and Geraldine Tilley, both with the University of NH Cooperative Extension.