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.

  • Mule Deer Migration Corridors - Loyalton - 2006-2017 [ds2914]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 02/18/2021. Contact: Julie Garcia, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    The project leads for the collection of this data were Sara Holm with California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Mike Cox with Nevada Department of Wildlife. Carl Lackey and Cody Schroeder of the Nevada Department of Wildlife and Julie Garcia of California Department of Fish and Wildlife also co...

  • Harvest Hydrology Lines -- CALFIRE [ds2918]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 02/18/2021. Contact: Suzanne Lang, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
    USGS DLG and digitized base data captured at 1:24,000 augmented with features digitized at 1:5,000 or better; boundaries and feature representations of the record derived from Timber Harvesting Plans (THPs, NTMPs and NTOs)

  • Mule Deer Migration Corridors - Verdi-Truckee - 2009-2010, 2012-2017 [ds2915]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 02/18/2021. Contact: Julie Garcia, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    The project leads for the collection of this data were Sara Holm with California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Mike Cox with Nevada Department of Wildlife. Carl Lackey and Cody Schroeder of the Nevada Department of Wildlife and Julie Garcia of California Department of Fish and Wildlife also co...

  • Harvest Hydrology Points -- CALFIRE [ds2917]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 02/18/2021. Contact: Suzanne Lang, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
    USGS DLG and digitized base data captured at 1:24,000 augmented with features digitized at 1:5,000 or better; boundaries and feature representations of the record derived from Timber Harvesting Plans (THPs, NTMPs and NTOs)

  • Harvest Hydrology Polygons -- CALFIRE [ds2919]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 02/18/2021. Contact: Suzanne Lang, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
    USGS DLG and digitized base data captured at 1:24,000 augmented with features digitized at 1:5,000 or better; boundaries and feature representations of the record derived from Timber Harvesting Plans (THPs, NTMPs and NTOs)

  • Recent Stocked Waters - California [ds778]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 02/16/2021. 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...

  • Mule Deer Migration Corridors - Upper San Joaquin River Watershed - 2013-2016 [ds2878]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 02/16/2021. Contact: Tim Kroeker, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    The raw dataset consisted of GPS way points collected from Advanced Telemetry Solutions (ATS) Iridium LITE/GPS model G2110L collars with SureDrop collar break off mechanisms, or Tellus small iridium collars equipped with Tellus RL-Drop off on mule deer in the upper San Joaquin River watershed. Migra...

  • Mule Deer Migration Corridors - Carson River - 2012-2019 [ds2888]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 02/16/2021. Contact: Shelly Blair, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    The project lead for the collection of this data in California was Terri Weist. She, along with Danielle Walsh, Shelly Blair, and other personnel, captured 30 adult female mule deer from July 2012 to November 2014, equipping the deer with Iridium satellite collars manufactured by Lotek. The data was...

  • Mule Deer Migration Corridors - Interstate CA and OR - 1999-2001, 2017-2020 [ds2894]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 02/16/2021. Contact: Julie Garcia, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    The project leads for the collection of this data were Julie Garcia and Richard Shinn. Female mule deer were captured in February 2017 and equipped with satellite collars manufactured by Lotek. Location fixes were collected from these collars between 2017 and 2020. Additional GPS data was collected ...

  • Mule Deer Migration Corridors - Jawbone Ridge - 2009-2015 [ds2896]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 02/16/2021. Contact: Nathan Graveline, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    This project was initiated by the CDFW Central Region and was conducted on a portion of the Tuolumne herd that migrate to the Jawbone Ridge flats in the winter in Tuolumne County, Mariposa County, and Alpine County. Jawbone Ridge and the adjacent winter range habitat was further divided into the Cla...

  • Elk Migration Lines - West Goose Lake - 1999-2002, 2018-2020 [ds2900]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 02/16/2021. Contact: Kristin Denryter, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    The project leads for the collection of this data were Erin Zulliger and Richard Shinn. The winter range of the West Goose Lake Rocky Mountain elk (Cervus canadensis nelsoni) sub-herd is located north of Alturas and west of Highway 395 within the Devils Garden Ranger District of the Modoc National F...

  • Elk Migration Lines - East Shasta Valley - 1999-2001, 2106-2020 [ds2902]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 02/16/2021. Contact: Kristin Denryter, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    The project leads for the collection of this data were Erin Nigon and Michael Hunnicutt. The East Shasta Valley sub-herd of Rocky Mountain elk (Cervus canadensis nelsoni) range as far east as the eastern foothills of Shasta Valley, as far north as the Klamath River, and as far south and east as Deer...

  • Elk Migration Corridors - Egg Lake - 2001-2002, 2017-2020 [ds2908]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 02/16/2021. Contact: Kristin Denryter, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    The project leads for the collection of this data were Erin Zulliger and Richard Shinn. Elk (6 adult females, 3 juvenile [less than 1 year of age] males, and 2 juvenile females) were captured in 2017 and equipped with Lotek satellite GPS collars or VHF tags, transmitting data from 2017-2020. Additio...

  • Fishing License Sales Agents - CDFW [ds2797]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 02/16/2021. 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...

  • Mule Deer Migration Lines - Interstate CA and OR - 1999-2001, 2017-2020 [ds2893]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 02/16/2021. Contact: Julie Garcia, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    The project leads for the collection of this data were Julie Garcia and Richard Shinn. Female mule deer were captured in February 2017 and equipped with satellite collars manufactured by Lotek, which collected GPS data to June 2020. Additional GPS data was collected from deer in 1999-2001 and includ...

  • Elk Migration Corridors - West Goose Lake - 1999-2002, 2018-2020 [ds2901]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 02/16/2021. Contact: Kristin Denryter, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    The project leads for the collection of this data were Erin Zulliger and Richard Shinn. The winter range of the West Goose Lake Rocky Mountain elk (Cervus canadensis nelsoni) sub-herd is located north of Alturas and west of Highway 395 within the Devils Garden Ranger District of the Modoc National F...

  • Elk Migration Corridors - East Shasta Valley - 1999-2001, 2106-2020 [ds2903]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 02/16/2021. Contact: Kristin Denryter, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    The project leads for the collection of this data were Erin Nigon and Michael Hunnicutt. The East Shasta Valley sub-herd of Rocky Mountain elk (Cervus canadensis nelsoni) range as far east as the eastern foothills of Shasta Valley, as far north as the Klamath River, and as far south and east as Deer...

  • Elk Migration Lines - Egg Lake - 2001-2002, 2017-2020 [ds2907]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 02/16/2021. Contact: Kristin Denryter, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    The project leads for the collection of this data were Erin Zulliger and Richard Shinn. Elk (6 adult females, 3 juvenile males, and 2 juvenile females) were captured in 2017 and equipped with Lotek satellite GPS collars or VHF tags, transmitting data from 2017-2020. Additional GPS data was collected...

  • Mule Deer Migration Corridors - Doyle - 2016-2019 [ds2909]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 02/16/2021. Contact: Julie Garcia, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    The project lead for the collection of this data was Julie Garcia. Mule deer (25 females) were captured in 2016 and equipped with Lotek satellite GPS collars, transmitting data from 2016-2019. The Doyle mule deer herd migrates from a winter range in Honey Lake Valley and Upper Long Valley near Doyle...

  • Notice of Timber Operations - CalFire [ds2911]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 02/04/2021. Contact: Forest Practice GIS, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
    Boundaries and feature representations are derived from Notice of Timber Operations (NTOs) of record and captured at a scale of 1:24,000 or larger with the aid of ancillary data such as USGS Topographic Quadrangle maps and NAIP imagery from 2005, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018.