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Phone: (850) 224-8207
Fax: (850) 681-9364

Florida State University
Florida Resources and
Environmental Analysis Center
at the Institute of Science
and Public Affairs

NatureServe
A Network Connecting Science with Conservation




Data Requests

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.

- EFFECTIVE JULY 2010 -

FNAI is changing its policies for responding to requests for services from both public and private users.
Please take a moment to review the Inventory’s new Data Services policy.


How is Inventory information used?

  • statewide land acquisition planning
  • management of parks and conservation lands
  • local government comprehensive planning
  • real estate development planning & design
  • compliance with endangered species regulations
  • research and public education

What services are available?

Try our new Biodiversity Matrix Map Server.

Standard Data Report
A site-specific report. Includes an 8.5" by 11" color map of site and surrounding area, and lists of detailed natural resource information. Features shown include rare plant and animal species, high-quality natural communities, conservation lands, land acquisition projects, and potential habitat for rare species. Requests are generally processed within 5 working days. Charge: $89.00 per hour, 1 hour minimum.*

View a sample data report

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Rush Data Report
Standard Report information, processed within 2 working days. Charge: $200.00 per hour, 1 hour minimum.*

Wall Maps
Full color wall-size maps showing one or more natural resource data layers maintained by the Inventory are available. Charge: $200 for private firms, $100 for public agencies. Additional copies $50 each for private, $25 each for public.

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.
Type of project: how information will be used.
Contact information: name, company or agency, address, phone, etc.

Why do we charge for some of our services?

Although the Inventory is a non-profit organization administered by a state institution, we are funded solely through contracts and grants to perform specific environmental research and analysis services. While some of our contracts include funding to provide limited services to the public, 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.