Wyoming Ecological Services
Mountain-Prairie Region

Wyoming Ecological Services GIS Data

Below is the GIS data and Google Earth data layers avaialble from the U.S. Fish & Wildlfie Service Wyoming Ecological Services office. Shapefiles and Geodatabases available as .zip files which must be extracted or unzipped before use. All questions and comments about this data should be directed to the Wyoming Ecological Services Office Cartographer Jim Lindstrom (james_lindsrom@fws.gov).

Data available for download


Area Of Influence Data

This data represents Areas of Influence for species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and covers the extent of Wyoming. Areas Of Influence (AOI) identify areas where any project located within should consider potential effects to the Threatened, Endangered, Proposed, and Candidate species and designated and proposed Critical Habitat, in reference to Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended.  AOI typically encompass larger areas than simply where the species is known to exist because of direct and indirect effects to the species and their habitat.  It is important to consider potential effects to the species and their habitat within these larger areas.  Action agencies are encouraged to refer to the Service’s Information, Planning, and Conservation System (IPAC) or contact the FWS Wyoming Ecological Services Office for additional information.

Areas Of Influence were developed from best available data and information.  The Service will modify and refine Areas Of Influence appropriately as new and more refined data and information becomes available.  If species are found outside the Area Of Influence boundary, the species is NOT excluded from Section 7 Consultation and project proponents should contact the FWS Wyoming Ecological Services Office.


Geodatabase of Area Of Influence for all Species (ArcGIS 10.x)

Google Earth Files

These Google Earth files are for Reference use only and not for decision making purposes. Area Of Influence boundaries have been generalized so that the data can be viewed in Googel Earth. For the preciese Area Of Influence boundary please refer to the Shapefiles/Geodatabse above and/or contact the FWS Wyoming Ecological Services Office.



Critical Habitat






Last updated: April 10, 2015