Report a Species / Submit Data

Report a Species / Submit Data

The Survey encourages all interested parties to submit observations on the animals, plants, and natural communities of Rhode Island for inclusion in our various data projects.

If you have observed a species that is on either the Rhode Island Rare Plant or Rare Animal list, please submit this form either by email or regular mail.
Dataform_Plant 01-17 PDF: 73K
Dataform_Animal 02-17 PDF: 54K

We also encourage submission of observations of any interesting observation including species that are not on the rare species lists, exotic or invasive species, or any unusual natural historical phenomena. Email

Data Policy
In order to be as inclusive as possible as a purveyor of scientific information, the Rhode Island Natural History Survey is by policy a non-advocacy and non-regulatory organization. We endeavor to uphold a data policy that includes respect for landowner privacy and balances the need for data security with the need for data access, both being important in their own way for conservation. The Survey’s Board-approved data policy is available upon request.