The Florida Natural Areas Inventory is Florida's Natural Heritage Program and state member of the NatureServe network. We are housed within the Florida Resources and Environmental Analysis Center at Florida State University. We manage a database of current information on Florida's rarest species, maintain an inventory of the state's conservation land holdings, and conduct ecological surveys and analyses to support conservation planning and land management. Our program is entirely supported by projects developed in cooperation with agency partners.


  • The Florida Conservation Land Acquisitions Dashboard

    The Florida Conservation Land Acquisitions (FCLA) database compiles data from all levels of government and conservation non-profits to assess the progress of conservation efforts in the state. It focuses on ownership, and thereby serves as a complement to the Florida Conservation Lands (FLMA) database, which is focused on the management of conservation areas. FCLA includes fee simple acquisitions, conservation easements, exchanges, and donations. Currently, it has acquisitions that occurred since January 2021; this start date was chosen for its relation to the beginning of Florida Wildlife Corridor funding in July of 2021. Funding for development of the database was generously provided by Live Wildly.

  • Florida Map of Biodiversity Importance

    The Florida Natural Areas Inventory (FNAI), in partnership with the U.S.-based nonprofit NatureServe, is excited to unveil the Florida Map of Biodiversity Importance.

  • Interactive Conservation Lands Map

    FNAI has completed a major update to our Florida Conservation Lands web map viewer. The new version allows users to search and view Florida Conservation Lands, Florida Forever Board of Trustees land acquisition projects, Florida Forever acquisitions, and conservation easements on private lands all in a single map.

  • Florida Forever

    The nation's largest environmental land acquisition program.

  • Longleaf Pine Ecosystem Geodatabase

    FNAI is working with partners to develop a spatial database that will serve as the central repository for data on the occurrence and ecological condition of longleaf pine ecosystems across the southeast..

  • Florida Biodiversity Matrix

    The Biodiversity Matrix is a screening tool that provides immediate, free access to rare species occurrence information statewide.

  • Tips for Distinguishing Native from Invasive Species

    Download this pdf file from FNAI biologists, based on our training presentation at invasive plant workshops held in February and March 2017.

The Mission of the Florida Natural Areas Inventory is to collect, interpret, and disseminate ecological information critical to the conservation of Florida's biological diversity. FNAI's database and expertise facilitate environmentally sound planning and natural resource management to protect the plants, animals, and communities that represent Florida's natural heritage.