Request Data

The Idaho Fish and Wildlife Information System (IFWIS) has site-specific information on observed locations of species with special conservation status.

All data requests follow a standardized process:

  • Upon submission, the relevant Technical Assistance Manager is notified based on the project area and description.
  • Our staff will then determine the most effective approach to fulfill your data request.
  • Staff may contact you to gain further insight into your project's goals and needs.
The data type and product you receive depend on the discretion of regional Technical Assistance Managers, and the speed of handling your request relies on staff availability. This typically can take 1 to 3 weeks to complete. Therefore, we kindly request your patience and understanding when submitting a data request.

We provide four different products at a range of prices.

Open data portal
Many of our GIS data layers are available for free on our Open Data Portal (including roadkill and movements and migration layers)
GIS Shapefile of Observations around a point
For a base cost of $200 we will provide a GIS shapefile of observations around a point with a ten mile buffer or other small project area of equivalent size (approximately 320 square miles). You must provide the point coordinates or a shapefile of your area of interest.
GIS Shapefile of Observations by County
GIS shapefiles for larger areas are available for entire counties only. Costs are calculated as the base price ($200) plus $300 per county. For example, 3 counties is $200 base price plus $300 per county = $1100.
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Example of how to cite the Species Diversity Database.
Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Idaho Fish and Wildlife Information System, Species Diversity Database, Idaho Natural Heritage Data. Accessed month day, year.

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