If you know of the location of a rare animal or rare plant in Maryland, we would like to know about it. Our assessment of the health of Maryland's populations of vanishing species and natural communities depends on knowing how many places they still exist. Please take a moment to fill out the
Rare Species Reporting Form, mark the location on a copy of an ADC County map, quadrangle map, or similar map, and mail it in to the address provided on the form.
Your information would be passed on to regional ecologists within the
Wildlife and Heritage Service and would be stored in the Biotics system.
We would appreciate receiving any other type of information regarding rare
and endangered species or vanishing natural areas in Maryland, especially:
Data documenting that a species should be assigned a different state rank
Nominations of species that either should be added to or deleted from the
list, with supporting data.
Documentation of threats to any rare species populations, including
threats to the species' habitat.
Information on the biology or ecology of rare species and references to
the species in the literature.
Any additional information that would support the protection,
conservation, or management of rare species, habitats, or natural communities
Natural Heritage Information Manager/Vegetation Ecologist
MD DNR - Wildlife and Heritage Service
Tawes State Office Building, E-1
580 Taylor Ave.
Annapolis, MD 21401
580 Taylor Ave, Annapolis MD 21401