Request Data

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

Please note: Our data request system is currently going through a revamp.

We are moving to a system where IFWIS staff work in concert with the Regional Technical Assistance Managers on data requests to better serve requestees and their data needs. This process typically takes from one to three weeks depending on our work load and the nature of the request.

We provide four different products at a range of prices.

Open data
Many of our GIS data layers are available for free on our Open Data Portal
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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IFWIS data contains species observations for areas that have been surveyed and makes no claim regarding the potential distribution of species. Not all areas of the state have been surveyed - private lands in particular. It may be necessary to look in the immediate area surrounding a project site to learn whether species with special conservation status occur in the vicinity.

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.

Data Request