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.

  • California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB) Commercial [ds85]:: Secure Dataset (Metadata)
    Date Posted: 05/03/2021. Contact: CNDDB California Natural Diversity Database, California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
    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: 05/03/2021. Contact: CNDDB California Natural Diversity Database, California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
    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: 05/03/2021. Contact: CNDDB California Natural Diversity Database, California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
    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: 05/03/2021. Contact: CNDDB California Natural Diversity Database, California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
    This dataset provides basic California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB) information at the USGS 7.5 minute topographic quad level.

  • Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) Approved Projects [ds672]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 04/29/2021. Contact: Lisa Ohara, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    An inventory of Wildlife Conservation Board projects from board inception in 1949 to present (publication date). Project boundaries are approximate and used various data sources, scale and heads-up digitizing. Some of the project boundaries do not represent actual project area. See Wildlife Conserva...

  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo - Final Critical Habitat - USFWS [ds1025]:: Public Dataset (Metadata)
    Date Posted: 04/29/2021. Contact: Cheryl Hickam, US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).
    These data identify, in general, the areas of final critical habitat for Coccyzus americanus (yellow billed cuckoo).

  • Vegetation - Modoc Plateau Applegate areas - 2016 [ds2858]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 04/29/2021. Contact: VegCAMP Vegetation Classification and Mapping Program, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    The mapping study area was divided into two areas of Modoc and Lassen Counties. The Applegate area consists of approximately 84,574 acres, and work was performed on the project between 2017 and 2021. The Eagle Lake area, consists of approximately 66,402 acres in Lassen County, and Work was performed...

  • Timber Harvest Plans (THPs) - CAL FIRE [ds816]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 04/27/2021. Contact: Forest Practice GIS, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
    Timber Harvesting Plans (THPs) approved in the past 15 years by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, permitting timber harvest for commercial purposes on non-federal lands. Data and feature representations contribute to assessment of cumulative effects from timber harvesting in...

  • Non-Industrial Timber Management Plans (NTMPs) - CAL FIRE [ds817]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 04/27/2021. Contact: Forest Practice GIS, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
    The metadata for DS0817_20210409 is currently being upgraded from FGDC to ArcGIS format. Check back in the future.

  • Forest Practice Roads - CAL FIRE [ds2912]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 04/27/2021. Contact: Forest Practice GIS, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
    Road features mainly derived from plans approved by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Features include both public and private roads. For information on classifications, see the California Forest Practice Rules. Data do not represent the complete roads network. Existing road...

  • Forest Practice Hydrologic Lines - CAL FIRE [ds2918]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 04/27/2021. Contact: Forest Practice GIS, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
    Hydrologic line features mainly derived from plans approved by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Features include watercourses and man-made channels. For information on classifications, see Subchapters 4, 5, and 6, Article 6, Watercourse and Lake Protection, of the Californi...

  • Notice of Timber Operations (NTOs) - CAL FIRE [ds2911]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 04/27/2021. Contact: Forest Practice GIS, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
    Notices of Timber Operations (NTOs) accepted by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection as part of approved Nonindustrial Timber Management Plans (NTMPs). NTOs are valid for one year after being accepted by the department. Data from 1991 to present. This data set does not reflect t...

  • Forest Practice Hydrologic Points - CAL FIRE [ds2917]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 04/27/2021. Contact: Forest Practice GIS, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
    Hydrologic point features mainly derived from plans approved by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Features include springs and wet areas. For information on classifications, see Subchapters 4, 5, and 6, Article 6, Watercourse and Lake Protection, of the California Forest Pra...

  • Forest Practice Hydrologic Polygons - CAL FIRE [ds2919]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 04/27/2021. Contact: Forest Practice GIS, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
    Hydrologic polygon features mainly derived from plans approved by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Features include lakes and wet areas. For information on classifications, see Subchapters 4, 5, and 6, Article 6, Watercourse and Lake Protection, of the California Forest Pra...

  • Vegetation - Modoc Plateau - Devil's Garden, Adin Mountains, Jess Valley [ds2910]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 04/15/2021. Contact: VegCAMP Vegetation Classification and Mapping Program, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    CSU Chicos Geographical Information Center (GIC), with assistance from CDFWs Vegetation Classification and Mapping Program (VegCAMP) created a fine-scale vegetation and land use map of portions of the Modoc Plateau in California. The map follows the National Vegetation Mapping Classification standar...

  • Vegetation - Dos Palmas, Coachella Valley [ds2926]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 04/15/2021. Contact: Lynn Sweet, University of California, Riverside.
    This map and related report describe the 2018 vegetation map covering the approximately 25,800 acres that comprise the Dos Palmas Conservation Area.The original vegetation map described above was prepared for publication in CDFW's Biogeographic Information and Observation System (BIOS) by the Vegeta...

  • Aquatic Invasive Plant Control Projects - Lake Tahoe - 2020 - Tahoe Resource Conservation District [ds2925]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 04/15/2021. Contact: AIS Aquatic Invasive Species Control Program, Tahoe Resource Conservation District.
    This shapefile contains records for aquatic invasive plant control projects in the Lake Tahoe Basin Region. This dataset does not include historic infestation sites or potential infestation sites that are lacking data to confirm invasive species presence. Points are generalized and in some cases mul...

  • Vegetation - Sand to Snow Habitat Conservation Area [ds2936]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 04/14/2021. Contact: Lynn Sweet, University of California, Riverside.
    This polygon feature class contains the assigned vegetation type (Alliance) or land cover type, and other attributes.The original vegetation map described above was prepared for publication in CDFW's Biogeographic Information and Observation System (BIOS) by the Vegetation Classification and Mapping...

  • Recent Stocked Waters - California [ds778]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 04/06/2021. 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: 04/06/2021. 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...