Data Request

Data Requests

One of the primary goals of Nature Mapping Jackson Hole is to provide data to decisions makers, research organizations and agency personnel in an effort to support informed decisions that will be beneficial to wildlife and "keep common wildlife common."

If you are interested in requesting data from Nature Mapping Jackson Hole, please completely fill out the data request form and we will be in touch with any questions. All data requests are reviewed by the Nature Mapping Advisory Committee. This board meets quarterly and retains the ability to fulfill or deny requests based on our guidelines.

Please address all questions and concerns regarding data requests to Kate Gersh at 307-739-0968.

The Data Request Process – How It Works

Important Stipulations

Fulfilled Data Requests

Make a Data Request

The Data Request Process – How It Works

  1. Requester submits a data request using this PDF form. Please fill out this form as completely as possible and explicitly tell us why you are requesting Nature Mapping data.
  2. Nature Mapping Advisory Committee reviews the data request at their quarterly meeting, or sooner if needed.
  3. If the request is approved, the requester will sign a data release agreement with Nature Mapping/ JHWF (sample here).
  4. Data will be delivered electronically as either a Shapefile or Excel document.
  5. Requester's end products will be delivered to Nature Mapping/JHWF per the timeline outlined in the data request form.
  6. The intent is for wildlife to benefit from this cooperative agreement.

Important Stipulations

Data may be provided to individuals or organizations on a demonstrated need basis for single use purposes related to the appropriate conservation and management of wildlife in Teton County, Wyoming. Data requests submitted by area agencies, research organizations, and land management organizations that may positively influence wildlife management decisions are encouraged.

At no time should Nature Mapping data (partial or in total) be redistributed by the recipient to third parties whether for a fee or free of charge. Data recipient should direct all other parties to request data directly from Nature Mapping Jackson Hole/JHWF. Data may not be provided to any entity for the creation of independent datasets.

Examples of Fulfilled Data Requests

Cornell University, Clark's Nutcracker PhD Project

Taza Schaming, a PhD Student at Cornell University, presented her Clark’s Nutcracker research to the Jackson Hole Bird Club in February 2012 as an initial analysis of how citizen science data may be used in her PhD project. On February 3, 2012, we supplied Taza Schaming with all the Clark’s Nutcracker observations in the Nature Mapping Jackson Hole database (current through December 2011). This resulted in 149 Clark’s Nutcracker records between September 2009 and December 2011.

Conservation Research Center of the Teton Science Schools

The Conservation Research Center of the Teton Science Schools requested all mule deer observations in Teton County, WY between December 2010 and December 2012 to compare with their collared deer data. On January 23, 2012, we supplied them with 471 Nature Mapping Jackson Hole mule deer observations current through January 23, 2012.

Bridger-Teton National Forest, Jackson Ranger District, USFS

The Bridger-Teton National Forest, Jackson Ranger District was creating an administrative record on pronghorn in the Gros Ventre drainage. On December 8, 2011 we supplied them with Nature Mapping Jackson Hole pronghorn observations (current through December 1, 2011) in the Gros Ventre drainage upstream of the Grand Teton National Park border to Upper Slide Lake.

Wyoming Natural Diversity Database, University of Wyoming

The Wyoming Natural Diversity Database (WYNDD) in Laramie, WY is adding Nature Mapping data to their database of wildlife observations. WYNDD is a research unit at the University of Wyoming and is primarily interested in rare species. Nature Mapping Jackson Hole data will be given to WYNDD on an on-going, annual basis beginning in January 2012.

Western Transportation Institute

Western Transportation Institute is a Montana consulting firm analyzing the wildlife use of major roads in and around Jackson, WY. On June 6, 2011 we supplied them with our observations (current through May 2, 2011) within 400m of major roads in and around Jackson, WY. This dataset was also provided to the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) on June 23, 2011 and the Teton County Planning and Development Office on August 8, 2011.

Wyoming Game and Fish Department

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) is adding Nature Mapping Jackson Hole data to their Wildlife Observations System (WOS) database. Data will be delivered to WGFD annually and accessible by WGFD biologists for their use and analysis, when making management decisions and when submitting official comments. This on-going, cooperative, data sharing agreement between Nature Mapping and WGFD began in March 2011.

Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park biologists were interested in an allied data set to supplement their wildlife observations of bighorn sheep and pronghorn. We supplied them with our bighorn sheep and pronghorn observations (current through October 2, 2010) around Grand Teton National Park. These data were supplied on February 7, 2011.

Jackson Hole Land Trust

The Jackson Hole Land Trust was interested in an allied data set to supplement their wildlife observations on some tracts of land in the town of Jackson. We supplied them with our observations (current through January 6, 2011) for particular areas around Jackson. These data were to be used in general property assessments by the land trust biologist. This request was completed on January 31, 2011.

Make a Data Request

Data Request Form

Please fill out this PDF Data Request Form and send it to