The Idaho Fish and Wildlife Information System (IFWIS) has site-specific information on observed locations of species with special conservation status. We provide four different products at a range of prices.
- County lists of rare and sensitive species are free by clicking here (spreadsheet key). Note: fish are not yet included in this list, but will be added soon.
- For a base fee of $125 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 shapefiles for larger areas are available for entire counties only. Fees are calculated as the base fee plus $200 per county. For example, 3 counties is $125 base fee plus $200 per county = $725.
- Become an annual sponsoring partner. Learn more about becoming a partner here.
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.
IFWIS does not comment on potential impacts to fish and wildlife resources that might be caused by a specific project. For comments regarding potential impacts of specific projects or EPA waste water issues, contact the respective Idaho Department of Fish and Game regional office associated with the geographic area of your project. Similarly, IFWIS will not provide a letter categorically stating that species with special conservation status do not occur on a project site.
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 January xx, 2014.
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