Request rare species information

Site specific rare species information can be requested for regulatory review projects, habitat management, or conservation purposes.
You will receive a written response within 30 days of receipt of all information required.

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to the current public health emergency posed by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Governor issued “COVID-19 Order No. 17” on March 26, 2020 (see link here). This Order suspends state permitting deadlines and extends the validity of existing state permits. This suspension applies to all applications submitted or received after the Governor’s state of emergency declaration on March 10, 2020. This suspension also applies to all applications received before but with deadlines occurring after March 10, 2020. The review time period for these applications shall resume 45 days after the termination of the current state of emergency. Until that time, the Division will continue to review applications as quickly as possible. Permits and other authorizations valid as of March 10, 2020 shall not lapse or otherwise expire until the termination of the current state of emergency.

 

To receive a list of state-listed species that coincide with a particular property you will need to send us the request form and a map showing the location of the property. The fee is not required if the request is for conservation purposes or habitat management and you are a non-profit conservation group, government agency or are working with a government agency

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Information request $50 per form

How to request Request rare species information

Please mail the request form, map and fee (if applicable).

If your request is for conservation purposes or habitat management and you are a non-profit conservation group, government agency or are working with a government agency, then no fee is  required . You can email the form and map to natural.heritage@state.ma.us.

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You can expect a letter response in 30 days with a list of species that coincides with the area you've marked on the map submitted.

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