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Element Occurrence Data 

Element occurrence data changes regularly.  Check back often.  Always download the most recent data.

On-site surveys may be required for environmental assessments.  Results of an ACIMS data search are not intended to be a final statement of presence, absence or conditions of elements in a given area. The absence of element occurrences is not necessarily evidence that occurrences do not exist in an area. 


Data Update: October 2017 - Element Occurrence (EO) data updated

  • ACIMS has updated the Element Occurrence information to October 2017 in the Search Map and downloadable files.
  • The previous files are now outdated and should no longer be used for searches.
  • The new files must be downloaded (see below). Downloading newest EO file(s) is a requirement of using ACIMS Data Request for searches.


Please remember to reference ACIMS data used in figures, reports, etc.

Alberta Conservation Information Management System. 2017. Online data accessed (add date data accessed). Alberta Environment and Parks, Edmonton, Alberta.


Element Occurrences - Updated : October 2017

Element Occurrences (Part 1: Non-sensitive)

shapefile  KML File
Element Occurrences (Part 2: Sensitive, by township) shapefile  KML File
Element (Species and Ecological Communities) Data Updated
2014 Ecological Community Tracking List Report
Jun 2014
Elements for which Presence in Alberta is unknown or undetermined
Please note: some of the elements contained in this listing are tracked, in order that we may gather information to confirm presence. (includes: Fungus, Invertebrates, Nonvascular Plants, Vascular Plants and Vertebrates).
Jan 2018
List of Elements in Alberta – Ecological Communities (tracked communities)
Jul 2017
List of Elements in Alberta - Fungi
Jul 2017
List of Elements in Alberta - Invertebrates - Butterflies and Moths
Jul 2017
List of Elements in Alberta - Invertebrates - Crustaceans
Jul 2017
List of Elements in Alberta - Invertebrates - Flies
Jul 2017
List of Elements in Alberta - Invertebrates - Insects (Beetles)
Jul 2017
List of Elements in Alberta - Invertebrates - Insects (Selected Groups)
Jul 2017
List of Elements in Alberta - Invertebrates - Snails, Slugs, Freshwater Mussels & Sponges
Jul 2017
List of Elements in Alberta - Invertebrates - Spiders
Jul 2017
List of Elements in Alberta - Lichens
Jul 2017
List of Elements in Alberta - Non-vascular Plants
Jul 2017
List of Elements in Alberta - Vascular Plants
Mar 2018
List of Elements in Alberta - Vertebrates
Jul 2017
Tracked Elements in Alberta by Natural Subregion
* Does not include all tracked elements; only those with mapped occurrences
Jul 2017
Alberta Parks-related Information
Protected Areas shapefile     PDF     KMZ  
Alberta Parks Crown Reservations (CNT/PNT) shapefile     KML
Protected Areas with Parks Management Areas PDF
Alberta Ecological Information
Environmentally Significant Areas (ESA) web page
Natural Regions shapefile    PDF      

 * For Forms, go to Submit Data.

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By clicking 'I Accept' the user agrees to the following guidelines required by non-AEP users downloading ACIMS information.

  1. Data in digital form may not be further disseminated or modified without prior consent from Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP). Unauthorized reproduction, modification, or dissemination may violate copyright or data-sharing agreements with partners of AEP / ACIMS.
  2. The ACIMS data provided here are current only as of the most recent update displayed. Data are updated and posted to the website as new information warrants. Users must regularly check the website for updates to ensure the information used in reports or regulatory applications is as up-to-date as possible.
  3. Users must acknowledge that the use of the information is limited to and intended for conservation purposes only.
  4. Although every effort has been made to verify the information, Alberta Environment and Parks makes no guarantee with respect to the accuracy of the data provided, and accepts no responsibility for decisions made based on the information supplied. In accepting the data, the user acknowledges this.
  5. If information from ACIMS is used in the preparation of a report or other document, AEP / ACIMS should be prominently acknowledged within the document. Alberta Environment and Parks reserves the right to request electronic copies of documents that make use of ACIMS data.
  6. Maps, charts and other visual materials produced using ACIMS information should prominently acknowledge AEP and ACIMS as sources of the information.
  7. The user agrees to inform ACIMS of any inaccuracies in the supplied data, and to provide corrected or updated data to ACIMS, including any new occurrences of tracked elements.


Updated: Dec 5, 2017