Request Data

The Nevada Division of Natural Heritage provides data on rare and at-risk species in the state. Our database is dynamic, and we work diligently to keep it updated to provide our customers with the most up-to-date data possible. The database does not represent a comprehensive inventory of all at-risk species in the state and should not be used to replace on-site surveys. Field verification is necessary by a qualified biologist at the appropriate time of year to detect all species of concern potentially present in an area. Please keep in mind that our database is only as robust as the data we receive. We encourage you to help us maintain the quality of our database. Learn more about how to submit your data.

Data are provided in a variety of formats (e.g., Excel spreadsheet, ESRI shapefiles, file geodatabase, or individual species reports from mapped records) for areas ranging from small project sites to the entire state. Areas can be selected by a variety of criteria, including Township/Range blocks, USGS 7.5' quadrangles, kml files, or maps of the project site(s). GIS shapefiles of the project site(s) can be submitted with a data request via email. Search areas, including buffer zones, vary depending on project size, proximity to urban areas, and topography. The minimum search area for any given project is 2 km and customized buffer zones can be requested. Fees are charged according to our fee schedule. Invoice payments can be made by check (mailed to our office), ACH transfer via the State Treasurer’s Office, or by credit card over the phone.

All data requests are subject to our Data License Agreement. Please review this carefully. All data provided by the Nevada Division of Natural Heritage are non-transferable and are only authorized for use in the project specified on the data request form. Due to the dynamic nature of our database, we strongly advise that you update your dataset for a particular project frequently enough to ensure the most accurate and up-to-date information is being utilized. If you have any questions, please contact our data manager, Eric Miskow.

To request data, please fill out our data request form and submit via U.S. mail, fax, or email. We strive to answer all data requests within 1-2 weeks, although complex data requests and current workloads occasionally cause longer response times. If you are submitting a data request for the first time or if it has been more than a year since your last request, please submit a signed Data License Agreement with your request.

To request the Nevada Indicators of Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems (iGDEs) Database layers, please fill out and submit this request form.

Download and email:

Alternately, you may submit forms securely online through DocuSign but DocuSign does not allow GIS attachments, please send project area GIS files to Eric Miskow at

The Nevada Division of Natural Heritage regularly shares data with a number of external partners through collaborative, joint Data Sharing Agreements. Active DSAs include:

-Nevada Department of Wildlife
-Bureau of Land Management
-U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
-U.S. Forest Service

If you have questions about these agreements, please contact our Data Manager or Administrator.