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What We Do
We collect, synthesize, and validate information on Alaska’s animal and plant species of concern and their habitats, ecosystems of concern, and invasive species. We provide this information to government, business, land managers, scientists, conservation groups, and the public. Additionally, we help organizations develop conservation plans.
The Alaska Natural Heritage Program is part of a network of Heritage Programs in all 50 states and Conservation Data Centres in most Canadian provinces and many Latin American countries. We use Biotics maintained by NatureServe to link our data to these other Natural Heritage Programs and Data Centres. AKNHP was established in 1989 by the Nature Conservancy and in 1993 became part of the University of Alaska Anchorage, residing in the College of Arts of Sciences.