Inventory staff continually build and maintain a comprehensive database of the biological resources of Florida, which now includes more than 28,000 element occurrences of rare plants and animals, and high-quality natural communities. These occurrences are maintained in a GIS (Geographic Information Systems) database for mapping and analysis. For each occurrence, we document information on location, observation date, habitat description, details about the condition of the occurrence, and source information. Many of our occurrences come from field surveys by our own staff scientists, but we also rely heavily on outside submissions. We recommend that occurrences be submitted by persons with a background and expertise in biology/ecology. Submissions may be made using our field report forms or by contacting us.
NOTE: if you have multiple occurrences to report, FNAI can accept data in GIS shapefiles or spreadsheets. Please contact FNAI to submit bulk data.
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