NatureServe Vista - Commercial Use

Current Version: Vista 3.2

Product Description

NatureServe Vista® is an extension to ArcGIS that supports complex assessment and planning in any environment, anywhere that has data sufficient for your planning needs. The tool helps managers and planners assess impacts on a variety of natural, cultural, and development objectives, and create options for sites, and entire landscapes and seascapes.

License Fees

NatureServe Vista is a powerful conservation software developed and supported by NatureServe, a conservation non-profit organization. Developing and maintaining software is a costly endeavor and we thank the many agencies and organizations that have contributed to its development and endowment over the years. The needs and desires of our users demand an aggressive program for engineering updates and enhancements and we are initiating a tiered fee system such that modest annual contributions by users can help maintain and improve the software for all.

Fee System


Commercial use of Vista by any organization will require payment of an annual license fee and a required training and support program for the first year. Commercial use is defined as any use of Vista by the user for another party conducted for a fee regardless of type of organization. If you include NatureServe on your project team we will negotiate a reduction or waiver of the annual license fee.

If you are using Vista commercially, please proceed to the checkout below.


For the near term, Vista will remain free for academic, non-profit, and government agencies using Vista for their own organizational purposes.

If you are using Vista non-commercially, fill out the form and receive a link via email to download Vista.

All Vista purchases are final. No refunds offered. In the instance where Vista is defective, NatureServe will resolve the issue and/or provide new software.

Please review the NatureServe's Vista usage agreement. By purchasing Vista you are agreeing to comply with its guidelines and restrictions.