The Colorado Natural Heritage Program was created in 1979 to identify and describe areas of statewide and global conservation significance and to educate decision makers regarding the impacts of various land use options. Today, CNHP is housed inside the Department of Fish, Wildlife & Conservation Biology as a sponsored program of the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University.
Our Mission is to preserve the natural diversity of life by contributing the essential scientific foundation that leads to lasting conservation of Colorado’s biological wealth.
We are a proud member of The Natural Heritage Network, which is made up of 75 independent heritage program organizations located in all 50 U.S. states, ten Canadian provinces, and 12 countries and territories located throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. All Heritage Network Members track and rank rare species and habitats using the same scientific criteria. These criteria are overseen by NatureServe, The Natural Heritage Network parent organization.
In this blog, we will be sharing news, updates to our website, and more information about what we do and the data we track. We welcome your comments and feedback, and be sure to check back often for the latest news and information. Thanks for reading!