The Colorado Natural Heritage Program (CNHP) tracks and ranks Colorado's rare and imperiled species and habitats, and provides information and expertise on these topics to promote the conservation of Colorado's valuable biological resources. Data maintained in the Colorado Natural Heritage Program database are an integral part of ongoing research at CSU and reflect the observations of many scientists, institutions and our current state of knowledge. These data are acquired from various sources, with varying levels of accuracy, and are continually being updated and revised. CNHP also offers a wide range of related services including biological monitoring, research, mapping, and conservation planning services.
CNHP is a nonprofit organization, and is a sponsored program of the Warner College of Natural Resources, Department of Fish, Wildlife & Conservation Biology at Colorado State University. We are also a member of the Natural Heritage Network, an international network of partners that use the same scientific methodology to enable scientists to monitor the status of species and natural communities from state, national, and global perspectives.
Our Mission: To preserve the natural diversity of life by contributing the essential scientific foundation that leads to lasting conservation of Colorado's biological wealth.