20 Most Recent Public BIOS Data Layers

Biogeographic Information and Observation System (BIOS)

This is a list of the 20 public GIS datasets most recently added to CDFW's BIOS web mapping application. A large majority of the datasets in BIOS are available to the public.

If you've arrived here from a web search, please go to the BIOS home page to launch the BIOS application and then find the data you're interested in.

Contact the BIOS Staff — if you have any questions.

  • Fisheries Restoration Grant Program (FRGP) Projects [ds168]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 11/17/2020. Contact: Emma Mendonsa, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    The Fisheries Restoration Grant Program (FRGP) was established in 1981 in response to rapidly declining populations of wild salmon and steelhead trout and deteriorating fish habitat in California. This competitive grant program has invested millions of dollars to support projects from sediment reduc...

  • Disadvantaged Communities by Census Block Group - 2012-2016 - DWR [ds2884]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 11/17/2020. Contact: Salma Kibrya, California Department of Water Resources.
    This is a copy of the statewide Census Block Group GIS Tiger file. It is used to determine if a block group (BG) is DAC or not by adding ACS (American Community Survey) Median Household Income (MHI) data at the BG level. The IRWM web based DAC mapping tool uses this GIS layer. Every year this table ...

  • Disadvantaged Communities by Census Tract - 2012-2016 - DWR [ds2886]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 11/17/2020. Contact: Salma Kibrya, California Department of Water Resources.
    This is a copy of the statewide Census Tract GIS Tiger file. It is used to determine if a census tract (CT) is DAC or not by adding ACS (American Community Survey) Median Household Income (MHI) data at the CT level. The IRWM web based DAC mapping tool uses this GIS layer. Every year this table gets ...

  • Disadvantaged Communities by Census Place - 2014-2018 - DWR [ds2892]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 11/17/2020. Contact: FAB Financial Assistance Branch, California Department of Water Resources (DWR).
    This data were used for the Department of Water Resources' (DWR) Disadvantaged Communities (DAC) Mapping Tool: https://gis.water.ca.gov/app/dacs/. The data source is from the US Census (American Community Survey), that may include attribute table additions by DWR. The DAC Mapping Tool was designed, ...

  • Disadvantaged Communities by Census Tract - 2014-2018 - DWR [ds2904]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 11/17/2020. Contact: FAB Financial Assistance Branch, California Department of Water Resources (DWR).
    This data were used for the Department of Water Resources' (DWR) Disadvantaged Communities (DAC) Mapping Tool: https://gis.water.ca.gov/app/dacs/. The data source is from the US Census (American Community Survey), that may include attribute table additions by DWR. The DAC Mapping Tool was designed, ...

  • Disadvantaged Communities by Census Block Group - 2014-2018 - CA Parks [ds2883]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 11/17/2020. Contact: SCORP Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Program, California Department of Parks and Recreation.
    This data is a summary of disadvantaged communities of California, created by the California Department of Parks and Recreation. This data is sourced from the U.S. Census Bureau; it is comprised of Block-group population estimates from the 2010 Decennial Census, American Community Survey (2014-18 5-...

  • Disadvantaged Communities by Census Place - 2012-2016 - DWR [ds2885]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 11/17/2020. Contact: Salma Kibrya, California Department of Water Resources.
    This is a copy of the statewide Census Place GIS Tiger file. It is used to determine if a place is DAC or not by adding ACS (American Community Survey) Median Household Income (MHI) data at the place level. The IRWM web based DAC mapping tool uses this GIS layer. Every year this table gets updated a...

  • California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB) Commercial [ds85]:: Secure Dataset (Metadata)
    Date Posted: 11/02/2020. Contact: Misty Nelson, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    The California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB) is a product of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's Biogeographic Data Branch (BDB). The CNDDB is both a manual and computerized library of the status and locations of California's rare species and natural community types. The CNDDB incl...

  • California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB) Government [ds45]:: Secure Dataset (Metadata)
    Date Posted: 11/02/2020. Contact: Misty Nelson, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    The California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB) is a product of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's Biogeographic Data Branch (BDB). The CNDDB is both a manual and computerized library of the status and locations of California's rare species and natural community types. The CNDDB incl...

  • CNDDB-tracked Elements by County [ds2852]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 11/02/2020. Contact: Misty Nelson, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    This dataset provides basic California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB) information at the California county level.

  • CNDDB-tracked Elements by Quad [ds2853]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 11/02/2020. Contact: Misty Nelson, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    This dataset provides basic California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB) information at the USGS 7.5 minute topographic quad level.

  • Big-Game SO3362 Focus Areas - 2018 - CDFW [ds2889]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 10/21/2020. Contact: Julie Garcia, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    Data developed for the California Action Plan for implementation of Interior Secretarial Order 3362: Improving Habitat Quality in Western Big-Game Winter Range and Migration Corridors.

  • Recent Stocked Waters - California [ds778]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 10/19/2020. Contact: Janet Brewster, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    Each feature in this dataset represents a release water that has been stocked by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Release water is defined as a surface water where fish stocking took place. A single release water may be a moving water such as a portion of a stream or river, or a non-m...

  • Fishing License Sales Agents - CDFW [ds2797]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 10/19/2020. Contact: Janet Brewster, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    This dataset represents commercial business locations that are California Department of Fish and Wildlife authorized Fishing License Sales Agents. These are locations where the public can purchase fishing licenses. The spatial locations are created by geocoding the address information provided by th...

  • Warner Mountains Aerial Photos - 1994 [ds53]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 10/09/2020. Contact: BIOS Biogeographic Information and Observation System, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    This is a layer of aerial photos acquired from the Modoc National Forest with photo dates throughout the summer of 1994, scanned and orthorectified by the Geographical Information Center, California State Univ., Chico, with later processing by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.It docume...

  • Warner Mountains Aerial Photos - 1946 [ds52]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 10/09/2020. Contact: BIOS Biogeographic Information and Observation System, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    This data set is a mosaic made from aerial photographs acquired from the Modoc National Forest with photo dates throughout the summer of 1946. The 126 original photographs were scanned and orthorectified in December 2002. The aerial photographs were scanned and orthorectified by the Geographical Inf...

  • Rare Vegetation Types - ACE [ds2722]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 10/08/2020. Contact: Melanie Gogol-Prokurat, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    For more information, see the Terrestrial Significant Habitats Factsheet at https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=150834. The California Department of Fish and Wildlifes (CDFW) Areas of Conservation Emphasis (ACE) is a compilation and analysis of the best-available statewide spatial inf...

  • West Coast Estuaries - NOAA [ds2872]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 10/08/2020. Contact: PSMFC GIS, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission.
    Accurate mapping of tidal wetlands is vital for effective conservation and restoration of these valued habitats, and good mapping is key to strategic planning for coastal resilience. Tidal wetlands are defined by regular inundation by the tides; therefore, mapping of tidal wetlands should be based o...

  • Terrestrial Significant Habitats Summary - ACE [ds2721]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 10/08/2020. Contact: Melanie Gogol-Prokurat, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    For more information, see the Terrestrial Significant Habitats Factsheet at https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=150834. The California Department of Fish and Wildlifes (CDFW) Areas of Conservation Emphasis (ACE) is a compilation and analysis of the best-available statewide spatial inf...

  • California Fish Passage Assessment Database [ds69]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 09/30/2020. Contact: Anne Elston, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    The Passage Assessment Database (PAD) geospatial file contains locations of known and potential barriers to salmonid migration in California streams with additional information about each record. The PAD is an ongoing map-based inventory of known and potential barriers to anadromous fish in Californ...