Natural Heritage Program Unveils New Species of Concern Web Search
The Natural Heritage Program has added a new Species of Concern (SOC) Search to our site.You can get lists of SOC for the state, county, watershed, and township levels.Go the SOC Search page!
The Montana Natural Heritage Program serves as Montana's source of information for Species of Concern — plants and animals that are at risk or potentially at risk. Use the search options on this new web site to generate current lists of species of concern for state, counties, watersheds or townships levels. You can also filter your request by plant or animal groups as well as by Natural Heritage Program global and state ranks, and federal agency status.
The Natural Heritage Program is Montana's source for information on Montana's native species and habitats, emphasizing those of conservation concern. We collect, validate, and distribute this information, and assist natural resource managers and others in applying it effectively. Established by the Montana State Legislature in 1983, the program is located in the Montana State Library, where it is part of the Natural Resource Information System. Read about our current activities and projects.
The Montana Natural Heritage Program is also part of the Natural Heritage Network, and our data are linked to similar programs in all 50 states, most Canadian provinces, and many Latin American countries. You can access species and ecological data assembled from across this network on NatureServe Explorer.