Chautauqua Region Natural History Atlas

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.

RTPI Natural History Atlas Part 1 – Natural History Chapters

RTPI Natural History Atlas Part 2 – Lake Erie Plain & Portage Escarpment

RTPI Natural History Atlas Part 3 – Chautauqua Region

RTPI Natural History Atlas Part 4 – Allegheny Region

Also, every site in the Atlas can be found on a map in the link below:

All sites on Map

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.

Lake Erie Plain:

Barcelona Harbor

Dunkirk Harbor

Point Gratiot Park

Portage Escarpment:

College Lodge

Conewango Creek Watershed:

Akeley Swamp

Cassadaga Creek Watershed:

Clay Pond Wildlife Management Area

Stockton State Forest

Chautauqua Lake Watershed:

Cheney Road Marsh

Dobbins Woods Preserve

North Harmony State Forest

Chadakoin River Watershed:

Roger Tory Peterson Institute

Middle Allegheny River Watershed:

Buckaloons Recreation Area

Hearts Content Natural Area

Washington Park/Point Park