Interactive Conservation Map

Are you interested in exactly what Virginia has to offer in terms of forests, agriculture, streams, trails, and more? The Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Natural Heritage Program houses and collects extensive amounts of information on rare, threatened or endangered species as well as significant communities and geologic sites. Their brand new interactive map, the Natural Heritage Data Explorer, allows public users to choose specific models, boundaries, and references such as managed lands, conservation priorities, reference layers, trails, and scenic rivers.

Not only can this map show where in Virginia conservation efforts need to be focused, it can also show where there are opportunities to enjoy the trails and rivers that make up our state’s outdoor recreation.