Data Management

Data management refers to the collection, storage, retrieval, and analysis of information throughout an organization’s entire lifecycle. Data management practices and procedures empower leaders to make timely, informed decisions to further conservation.

A 2013 Executive Order made open and machine readable the new default for government information. Machine readable data formats makes it easier for data management systems across government to communicate and share data more effectively.

A brownish-yellow salamander sanding on a mossy rock with large round eyes.

At-Risk Species Finder

The At-Risk Species Finder (Finder) is an online tool that allows U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) biologists and private citizens to track the Service’s progress on at-risk species conservation. The Finder allows users to create custom database queries based on a number of attributes including state range, current status, taxonomic group, lead Service office, and lead geographic region. Learn more about the Service’s approach to conserving at-risk species. Results from a query of the At-Risk Species Finder for species who's petition has been withdrawn. Learn more...

The Pigeon Mountain salamander is no longer at-risk of needing federal protection. Photo by John P. Clare, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

A screen shot of an interactive map showing areas of high priority across the south Atlantic coast.

Conservation Planning Atlas (CPA)

A Conservation Planning Atlas (CPA) is a science-based mapping platform where conservation managers and LCC members can go to view, retrieve, and perform analyses on spatial information with specific conservation goals in mind. Learn more...

A screen capture of the South Atlantic LCC Conservation Planning Atlas Blueprint Simple viewer.

A screen capture of the homepage for encourages users to enter a search term or browse by category.

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The homepage of allows users to search by keyword or browse by category.

A screenshot from the Bald eagle species profile on ECOS showing an image and a description of the species.

Environmental Conservation Online System (ECOS)

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A screenshot from the Bald eagle species profile on ECOS.

A screencapture showing locations of barrier removals across the country.

Geospatial Fisheries Information Network (GeoFIN)

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Each fish icon on the GeoFIN mapper represents a barrier removed from a stream across the country.

A map with a polygon drawn to designate an area of interest for development.

Information for Planning and Consultation (IPAC)

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IPaC allows users to draw a polygon around an area of interest to retrieve a list of threatened and endangered species.

A webpage describing a project to measure shortnose sturgeon success in the Savannah River.


ScienceBase by the U.S. Geological Survey is an open source platform that supports sharing of scientific data, publications, and project tracking. Learn more...

ScienceBase is an online database of government data, reports, and projects.

Service Catalog (ServCat)

The Service Catalog or ServCat is a Web application available to Fish and Wildlife Service employees that compiles documents and organizes data, such as reports, surveys, databases, geospatial data and images. Learn more...

A map of the continental USA showing projects funded by the USFWS.

Tracking and Reporting on Actions for Conservation of Species (TRACS)

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An map of projects entered into TRACS from the website.