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Energy and Environment Cabinet

Rare Species & Natural Community Data

The focus of the Kentucky Natural Heritage Program Database is to compile confirmed records on rare plants, animals and high quality ecological communities. Information on these species, their status in the state, counties of occurrence and more is available via the links below.

* KSNPC Species and Community Reports (monitored rare and extirpated biota lists, monitored natural communities list, county reports, and monitored species with habitat and number of occurrences)

* KSNPC Fact Sheets (plants, insects, trees and invasive species)

Additional Resources:

Link to Kentucky Rare Plant Database
Link to USFWS Endangered Species Program
Link to NatureServe Explorer