Welcome to the

Missouri Natural Heritage Review Website

A Natural Heritage Review provides information about species and natural communities of conservation concern, public lands and sensitive resources that could be affected by development projects

 
For the Missouri Natural Heritage Review Website to properly work, please:
  • Clear your browser's cache by hitting CTRL-SHIFT-DELETE before each use
  • Use the latest version of your internet browsers when available

A Natural Heritage Review Report is not a site clearance letter. Incorporating information from the Missouri Natural Heritage Database into project plans is an important step in helping reduce unnecessary impacts to Missouri's sensitive natural resources. The absence of data for a given geographic area is not a guarantee that sensitive species or features are not present, only an on-site survey can determine the presence or absence of natural heritage resources.

Natural Heritage data changes daily and becomes outdated over time, so timely submission of projects is important. If it has been some time since you submitted your project or the project details or location have changed, please resubmit your project for a new analysis and report.

In addition to a Natural Heritage Review, other types of information should be considered, such as a review by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service IPaC (https://ecos.fws.gov/ipac).

 
 
 

To Submit a Project for Review:

 
  • Click on Map tab
  • Zoom to scale 1:72,224
  • Click on Create Project
  • Draw point, line, polygon or enter coordinates, click Accept
  • Create Project window: enter your project information
    • Project Edit Status: choose Draft to enable future edits or Final to submit for official response
    • Click Submit (it may take up to 5 minutes to receive a response)
  • Click on My Projects tab and open the report .pdf

​For a more detailed tutorial follow this link: http://help.natureserve.org/ert/mo/

Questions or Comments:

 
Environmental Review Coordinator
Resource Science Division
Missouri Department of Conservation
2901 West Truman Blvd. 
Jefferson City, MO 65102
573-522-4115 ext 3182