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Better data leads to better decisions with fewer conflicts. As Nature’s tech firm, we build tools to collect, manage, and analyze information about species and ecosystems that guide conservation decisions.

NatureServe’s foundational dataset includes over one million documented locations for 100,000 plants, animals, and ecosystems in North America. Over four decades, the NatureServe Network has established the best available information on the conservation status and distribution of at-risk species and habitats.

NatureServe Explorer

NatureServe Explorer is the definitive source for information on at-risk species and ecosystems in the Americas. This free online guide is a trusted resource for conservation planners, government agencies, researchers, and land managers. Search for species or ecosystems by name, taxonomy, location, or conservation status and discover detailed profiles with distribution maps.

NatureServe​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Explorer Pro

NatureServe offers subscription access to precise species location details and habitat information through a restricted-access data license delivered through NatureServe​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Explorer Pro, which extends the capability of NatureServe Explorer. Sign up for an Explorer Pro account to access enhanced mapping tools and downloadable high-resolution datasets. Learn more about NatureServe​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Explorer Pro.

Other Ways to Access NatureServe Data

Downloadable Data Products

From distribution maps to habitat models, NatureServe is the trusted source for data on the status and location of species and ecosystems. Browse our collection of high-resolution maps and datasets available for free download or for purchase.

Tools for Understanding Impacts to Biodiversity

Get from data to decisions with NatureServe biodiversity assessment tools. Check out our line of Environmental Review Tools and Biodiversity Dashboards, plus iMapInvasives for tracking and managing invasive species.

Custom Data Requests

Not quite finding what you want in our standard online data products? NatureServe can provide custom datasets and analyses to meet your specific needs.