Species Occurrence Data for the Nation

Fact Sheet 2015-3068



USGS Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON) is a unique, web-based Federal mapping resource for species occurrence data in the United States and its Territories.

BISON’s size is unprecedented, including records for most living species found in the United States and encompassing the efforts of more than a million professional and citizen scientists. Most of BISON’s species occurrence records are specific locations, not just county or State records.

Suggested Citation

U.S. Geological Survey, 2015, Species occurrence data for the Nation—USGS Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON) (ver. 1.1, May 2019): U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2015–3068, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20153068.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

Study Area

Table of Contents

  • Web Interface
  • Web Services
  • Taxonomy
  • National and International Partnerships
  • Geographic and Temporal Scope
  • Data Fields
  • Becoming a Data Provider
  • References Cited
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Species occurrence data for the nation
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2015-3068
DOI 10.3133/fs20153068
Edition Version 1.1: May 28, 2019
Year Published 2019
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Core Science Analytics and Synthesis
Description Report: 2 p.; Version History
Country United States
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y
Google Analytic Metrics Metrics page
Additional publication details