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Data Requests

Making a Data Request
To request data, please complete the  Natural Heritage Program Data Request Form and include the following information:

  • Name and address of user or organization
  • Project description with information on the type of data needed 
  • Precise project location information such as Quadname and Township, Range, & Section (or latitude & longitude if available)
  • Copy of USGS topographic map with exact boundaries of the area of concern
  • Explanation of how the information will be used 


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Time Frame for Response
Data requests are processed in the order in which they are received. The response time depends on the backlog at the time your request is received; however, the average request time is 14 working days. Due to the number of attachments, we cannot always fax results. If you would like to have your response package returned by Federal Express (or other shipper), please include the necessary forms and account number with your request.

Fees
Fees are charged to cover the cost of providing data services. Requests will be charged at $45/quad. A bill will be sent with the request response and payment should be made by check or money order payable to "Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks." A fee estimate can be given prior to initiating a search.

Send data requests to:
Mississippi Natural Heritage Program
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
2148 Riverside Drive
Jackson, MS 39202
(601) 576-6000
Fax: (601) 354-7227


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Contributing Data
The people of Mississippi are the caretakers of their state's natural heritage. Everyone's support is needed to safeguard our treasury of natural lands and the species that they harbor for future generations.

The Mississippi Natural Heritage Program relies on information from a wide variety of sources to develop and sustain its ongoing inventory. Perhaps you can offer such information. Do you know the location of an undisturbed plant community, an important aquatic or marine environment, or the habitat of an endangered species? If so, please contact the heritage program so that the data can be verified and incorporated into the database.

Reference materials available through this website include State Threatened and Endangered List (statewide) and an informativeEndangered Species Packet complete with photos and statistics.
Listed MS Species Status & Rank Definitions