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.


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

Atlas of Florida's Natural Heritage
FNAI is pleased to announce publication of a comprehensive, richly illustrated atlas of Florida's species, communities, and conservation efforts. Now at a new lower price. More information on ordering available here

Florida Longleaf Pine Ecosystem Geodatabase
FNAI has partnered with the Florida Forest Service to develop a spatial database that will serve as the central repository for data on the distribution and ecological condition of longleaf pine ecosystems in Florida.

Southeast Longleaf Ecosystem Occurrences Geodatabase
The Southeast Longleaf Ecosystems Occurrences (LEO) database is a project to develop a shareable GIS database of documented longleaf pine locations and ecological conditions across the range.

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.

FNAI is pleased to be a pilot member of Landscope America, the conservation guide to America's natural places.

flatwoods salamander
Ambystoma cingulatum

Image from FNAI Rare Species Field Guides

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Global Rank: G2 State Rank: S2
Federal listing:THREATENED

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.