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The Florida Natural Areas Inventory maintains a comprehensive database of the ecological resources of Florida. The database includes more than 28,000 occurrences of
rare plant and animal species and high-quality natural communities throughout the state, more than 1,400 conservation lands managed by public and private agencies, boundaries
of environmental land acquisition projects, and other lands with potential natural habitat on site. Public agencies, private firms, non-profit organizations, schools, and
citizens from around the state and nation contact the Inventory daily to request this information, for an average of more than 1,000 requests each year.
Please take a moment to review the Inventory’s new Data Services policy.
How is Inventory information used?
What services are available?
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Standard Data Report
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Rush Data Report
Custom data reports and GIS data are available upon request.
How do I request information from the Inventory?
Contact us with the following information:
Site location: please provide township range and section. Providing a shapefile of the project site will speed the report process. Location maps are also helpful.
Why do we charge for some of our services?
Although the Inventory is administered by a state institution, we are funded solely through contracts and grants to perform specific environmental research and analysis services. Some of our contracts include funding to provide limited services to the public, but we are unable to meet the demand from all of our potential clients through contracts and grants. We therefore charge for many of our products and services in order to cover the costs of providing those services. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
How do I pay for data services?
The Inventory will email an invoice upon completion of your data request. Follow payment instructions on your invoice to remit payment.
*As a part of the Florida Natural Areas Inventory's contract with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Division of State Lands (DEP), these fees are generally waived for requests made by DEP or requests made by the public to fulfill DEP requirements (i.e. land management plans). Additionally, FNAI will fill infrequent public agency (non-DEP) requests up to one hour as a public service. Any data requests or other consultations that require more than one hour must be paid for by the user at the rate of $89 per hour. These services are subject to limitations. Fees are not waived for private firms with public clients. Rush Data Reports are not available as a free service.