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Wyoming Natural Diversity Database

Rare Plant and Animal Occurrence Mapping

Occurrence Mapping Request Form

WYNDD's primary mission is to maintain a statewide database of spatial and biological information on rare species and important plant communities, and disseminate these data to interested parties. State funding covers about 25% of the costs associated with this mission. Monies generated through data request fees and outside contracts are used to cover the remaining costs.

For requests specific to Mountain Plover or Wyoming Pocket Gopher please see our priority data compilation page.

The most  commonly requested data from WYNDD are records of documented observations, or 'occurrence records', of rare plants and animals in specific project areas within Wyoming. Requests for occurrence records require a written application, either by our Occurrence Mapping Request Form or in a letter/e-mail including the same information. Requests may be made by phone if a written application follows promptly.

Fee Schedule

Requests filled free-of-charge: Township Scale - spreadsheet format
WYNDD provides location records by Township (6mi x 6mi survey block) free to all requesters. Also, WYNDD provides location records at the precise scale free to State of Wyoming agencies (http://wyoming.gov/government.asp submitted from emails @state.wy.us). WYNDD applies existing state funding to cover the cost of database maintenance associated with these requests.

Requests requiring a fee: Precise Scale - shapefile or spreadsheet format
WYNDD provides location records at the most precise spatial scale available for a fee to data users outside of state government. These fees are used to maintain the central WYNDD database, and are scaled to the size of the request area and the number of taxa involved in the request, as follows:

Number of Townships x Number of Taxa
Tier 1 - if <6251 fee = $112.50
Tier 2 - if >< 6250-62500 then multiply by 0.030 for fee
Tier 3 - if >62500 then multiply by 0.0495 for fee, up to $20,000

In all cases, regular costs for printing, photocopying, shipping, and supplies will be charged when >$5.00; overnight and express mail will be charged at face value. If the data request fee is >$75.00, requesters will be contacted with the amount prior to WYNDD filling the request.

Data Trading: Data request fees can be reduced through participation in WYNDD's Data Trading procedure. Go to the data trading page for more details.

WYNDD will not fill data requests for persons/organizations with overdue payments.

Occurrence Mapping Request Form

Data Trading Policy

Data Dictionary for Data Requests

Codes and Definitions

Data Sources


Contact our Database Specialist for questions about data services.

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