Cover of the Massachusetts Natural Heritage Atlas 12th Edition

The 13th Edition of the Natural Heritage Atlas displays the boundaries of Priority Habitats and Estimated Habitats.  It is the product of a statewide revision of Priority Habitat and Estimated Habitats to reflect the latest state-listed species data, understanding of species biology and habitat requirements, and GIS technology and data.

The 13th Edition of the Natural Heritage Atlas is effective October 1, 2008. The maps can be viewed using the Priority and Estimated Habitat Map Viewer or downloaded from MassGIS .

Purchase your copy of the 13th Edition of the Natural Heritage Atlas with 189 pages of full-color, 11 x 17 maps covering the entire state by using our order form pdf format of Order Form
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Purchase your copy of the Natural Heritage Atlas CD Viewer, which provides statewide coverage of Priority Habitats and Estimated Habitats using the MassGIS Data Viewer software, by using our order form pdf format of Order Form
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You can also view Priority Habitat and Estimated Habitat boundaries by:

  • Opening the Priority and Estimated Habitat Map Viewer
  • Viewing the large Priority Habitat and Estimated Habitat wall maps that were sent to the Conservation Commission, Planning Board and Building Inspector of each town or city in Massachusetts on September 24, 2008.
  • Downloading the Priority Habitat and Estimated Habitat GIS datalayers from MassGIS and viewing them with appropriate GIS software.