NatureServe Network Species Occurrence Data
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This dataset consists of "Element Occurrence" (EO) records for rare and endangered species of the United States and Canada that are managed by NatureServe's network of natural heritage programs and conservation data centers. Occurrences are documented by voucher specimens and other forms of ecological observations, and include spatially explicit data on the location and extent of populations, together with data on abundance and population condition. Due to the potential sensitivity of endangered species locations, only non-sensitive geographic data are provided in this dataset. Species-specific criteria used to define element occurrences, as well as standards for documenting and mapping element occurrences are available on the NatureServe web site at: http://www.natureserve.org/prodServices/heritagemethodology.jsp.
These data are made available by NatureServe with permission of the relevant natural heritage programs and conservation data centers (http://www.natureserve.org/visitLocal/index.jsp), and use of these data is governed by the terms of NatureServe's data sharing agreements with these independent data custodians. These data are available for non-commercial conservation, educational, and research use, but may not be repackaged or redistributed in any form without written permission. Appropriate acknowledgment of NatureServe and its natural heritage program members should be made in any reports or other products derived from these data. NatureServe makes no warranty as to the currency, completeness, or accuracy of these data, and shall have no liability or responsibility to the data users, or any other person or entity with respect to any liability, loss, or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by the dataset.
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