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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.


  • Recent Stocked Waters - California [ds778]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 01/11/2019. Contact: Janet Brewster, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    This dataset represents locations that have been stocked with fish by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife during the current year and the two preceeding years. Each feature in this dataset represents a California Department of Fish and Wildlife hatcherys inland program fish stocking relea...

  • Fishing License Sales Agents - CDFW [ds2797]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 01/11/2019. Contact: Ryan Hill, 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...

  • Biological Integrity of Constrained Streams by Watershed [ds2808]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 01/07/2019. Contact: Marcus Beck, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project.
    The landscape model was developed for California using land use data, stream hydrography, and biological assessments. Stream data from the National Hydrography Dataset Plus (NHD-plus) were used to identify stream segments in California for modelling biological integrity. Stream segments designated i...

  • Biological Integrity of Constrained Streams by Stream [ds2809]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 01/07/2019. Contact: Marcus Beck, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project.
    The landscape model was developed for California using land use data, stream hydrography, and biological assessments. Stream data from the National Hydrography Dataset Plus (NHD-plus) were used to identify stream segments in California for modelling biological integrity. Stream segments designated i...

  • Vegetation - Mendocino Cypress and Related Vegetation [ds2805]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 01/03/2019. Contact: Diana Hickson, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    The Mendocino Pygmy Forest is one of the best-known examples of a rare natural community in California. The unique soil and climatic attributes and the resulting vegetation of the Mendocino coastal terraces described by Jenny et al (1969), Westman (1975), Westman and Whittaker (1975), Sholars (1979)...

  • California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB) Commercial [ds85]:: Secure Dataset (Metadata)
    Date Posted: 12/30/2018. 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: 12/30/2018. 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...

  • Coachwhip Range - CWHR R052 [ds1759]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 12/19/2018. Contact: Melanie Gogol-Prokurat, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    Vector datasets of CWHR range maps are one component of California Wildlife Habitat Relationships (CWHR), a comprehensive information system and predictive model for California's wildlife. The CWHR System was developed to support habitat conservation and management, land use planning, impact assessm...

  • Rare Plants, Multi-Species HCP - Western Riverside County [ds998]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 12/10/2018. Contact: Rosamonde Cook, Western Riverside Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan.
    This dataset was extracted from the Western Riverside County Multiple Species Conservation Plan (MSHCP) Biological Monitoring Programs central database and includes data collected during field activities conducted by the Monitoring Program in calendar years 2005-2017. Taxa-specific field surveys inc...

  • Animals, Multi-Species HCP - Western Riverside County [ds989]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 12/10/2018. Contact: Rosamonde Cook, Western Riverside Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan.
    This dataset was extracted from the Western Riverside County Multiple Species Conservation Plan (MSHCP) Biological Monitoring Programs central database and includes data collected during field activities conducted by the Monitoring Program in calendar years 2005-2017. Taxa-specific field surveys inc...

  • Non-native Plants, Multi-Species HCP - Western Riverside County [ds1093]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 12/10/2018. Contact: Rosamonde Cook, Western Riverside Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan.
    This dataset was extracted from the Western Riverside County Multiple Species Conservation Plan (MSHCP) Biological Monitoring Programs central database and includes data collected during field activities conducted by the Monitoring Program in calendar years 2005-2017. Field activities included surve...

  • Vegetation (MCV / NVCS) Mapping Projects - California [ds515]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 12/06/2018. Contact: Rosie Yacoub, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    This metadata layer shows the footprint of vegetation mapping projects completed in California that have used the Manual California of Vegetation ( MCV 1st edition) or the National Vegatation Classification Standards (MCV 2nd edition) as a basis. It provides basic information about each project

  • Bear Hunt Areas [ds2807]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 12/06/2018. Contact: Kristi Cripe, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    Except as provided in Section 366, bear may be taken only as follows:(a) Areas:(1) Northern California: In the counties of Del Norte, Humboldt, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama and Trinity; and those portions of Lassen and Modoc counties west of the following line: Beginning at Highway 395 and the S...

  • Fish Passage Priorities - CDFW - 2017 [ds2806]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 11/20/2018. Contact: Anne Elston, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    Man-made barriers to salmonid migration include road /stream crossings, irrigation diversions and dams. Road /stream crossings are extremely numerous and often cross multiple road ownerships within a watershed. Passage impediments and delays in migration affect both adult and juvenile fish. Given th...

  • Quagga and Zebra Mussel Infested Waters [ds2801]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 11/15/2018. Contact: Diane Mastalir, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    Quagga (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis) and Zebra (Dreissena polymorpha) mussels are highly invasive and easily transported from one waterybody to another. California has an extensive program designed to prevent the spread of these mussels. This program is coordinated by the California Department o...

  • Intertidal Biodiversity Survey - PISCO [ds2803]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 10/29/2018. Contact: Rani Goddam, Multi-Agency Rocky Intertidal Network.
    CDFW clipped the data to the state of California, but the original extent is the Western Seaboard. Contact the originating organization if the full dataset is desired. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Species presence data are su...

  • Zoning - Ventura County [ds510]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 10/23/2018. Contact: Jose Moreno, Ventura County Resources Management Agency.
    Zoning, is used in conjunction with the General Plan, with the approval of the County Board of Supervisors to designate land use within the unincorporated areas of Ventura County.

  • Invasive Plant Species by Quad - CAL IPC [ds1121]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 10/17/2018. Contact: Dana Morawitz, California Invasive Plant Council.
    This USGS 7.5-minute quadrangle GIS dataset of California contains information on the abundance, spread and management status of 204 invasive plants on the Cal-IPC inventory. This distribution information is derived from 1 of 3 sources: expert knowledge interviews conducted around the state with lan...

  • Vegetation - Great Valley Ecoregion [ds2632]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 10/15/2018. Contact: Diana Hickson, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    Geodatabase feature class containing a map of vegetation within the Great Valley Ecoregion produced by the Geographical Information Center (GIC) at CSU Chico. The dataset combines both new mapping and the previously completed Central Valley Riparian and Sacramento Valley and the Southern San Joaquin...

  • Fish Restoration Program Monitoring - San Joaquin Delta [ds2802]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 10/09/2018. Contact: Rosemary Hartman, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    Fish catch, invertebrate catch, and water quality data from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta collected by the Fish Restoration Monitoring Program, 2015-2017. The Fish Restoration Program Monitoring Team is tasked with monitoring fish and food web resources in restored tidal wetland sites. These rest...