In 2001, the Roger Tory Peterson Institute published the Natural History Atlas to the Chautauqua-Allegheny Region. This guide described around 70 sites in the area that would be of interest to anyone looking to explore the natural features present. Ranging from old-growth forests to wetlands, the Atlas was a good way for both educators and the general public to familiarize themselves with the natural resources that are accessible in this area. Many of these sites were not well known at all before the publication of the atlas, so this was also a tool to spread the word to try and promote conservation efforts. To make the atlas even more accessible to both local residents and tourists, the entire atlas is available online. Click on the links below to view the Natural History Atlas to the Chautauqua-Allegheny Region.
Also, every site in the Atlas can be found on a map in the link below:
Finally, you can view additional sites of interest that have either been added or updated since the first publication by clicking on any of the links below.
Hearts Content Natural Area
Washington Park/Point Park