Species Mapping

Understanding the geographic distribution of plants and animals is central to NatureServe’s species conservation efforts. 

Staff from the Virginia Natural Heritage Program test an ArcGIS Collector app at Difficlult Creek Natural Area Preserve in Halifax County, VA | Photo by Irvine Wilson

Distribution maps facilitate protection and management of individual species, and the combined use of maps for many species allows us to indentify “hotspots” of biodiversity, regions with unique species assemblages, and sensitive areas containing imperiled species.

  1. National Species Dataset

    ProductData & Maps
  2. Vista Applications for Military Installations