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: 04/06/2020. 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: 04/06/2020. 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: 04/06/2020. 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: 04/06/2020. 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.

  • Foothill Yellow-legged Frog Clade Boundaries [ds2865]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 03/12/2020. Contact: Kristi Cripe, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    Foothill Yellow-legged Frogs (Rana boylii) are currently recognized as a California Species of Special Concern, a nonregulatory designation intended to focus attention on animals at conservation risk, stimulate research on poorly known species, and achieve conservation and recovery of these animals ...

  • Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) Approved Projects [ds672]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 03/10/2020. 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...

  • Fishing License Sales Agents - CDFW [ds2797]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 03/10/2020. 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...

  • Recent Stocked Waters - California [ds778]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 03/04/2020. 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...

  • Vegetation - Mojave Desert for DRECP - Final [ds735]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 02/27/2020. Contact: Rosie Yacoub, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    Aerial Information Systems (AIS) and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Vegetation Classification and Mapping Program (VegCAMP) with assistance from the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) created a fine-scale vegetation map of portions of the Mojave and Colorado Deserts in Cal...

  • Level of Terrestrial Plant Invasion by Quad [ds2810]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 02/24/2020. 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...

  • Terrestrial Native Species Richness Summary - ACE [ds2703]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 02/24/2020. Contact: Melanie Gogol-Prokurat, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    For more information, see the Native Species Richness Factsheet at https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=150681. The user can view a list of species potentially present in each hexagon in the ACE Online Viewer https://apps.wildlife.ca.gov/ace/.The California Department of Fish and Wildl...

  • Terrestrial Rare Species Richness Summary - ACE [ds2709]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 02/24/2020. Contact: Melanie Gogol-Prokurat, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    For more information, see the Rare Species Richness Factsheet at https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=150814. The user can view a list of species potentially present in each hexagon in the ACE online map viewer https://apps.wildlife.ca.gov/ace/. Note that the names of some rare species...

  • Terrestrial Irreplaceability Summary - ACE [ds2715]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 02/24/2020. Contact: Melanie Gogol-Prokurat, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    For more information, see the Terrestrial Endemic Species Index Factsheet at https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=150816. The user can view a list of species potentially present in each hexagon in the ACE online map viewer https://apps.wildlife.ca.gov/ace/. Note that the names of some ...

  • Terrestrial Significant Habitats Summary - ACE [ds2721]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 02/24/2020. 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...

  • Terrestrial Biodiversity Summary - ACE [ds2739]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 02/24/2020. Contact: Melanie Gogol-Prokurat, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    For more information, see the Terrestrial Biodiversity Summary Factsheet at https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=150831. The user can view a list of species potentially present in each hexagon in the ACE online map viewer https://map.dfg.ca.gov/ace/. Note that the names of some rare or...

  • Aerial Tree Death Report - 1973 to 2019 - CalFire [ds2783]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 02/24/2020. Contact: Jeffrey Moore, US Forest Service.
    This feature class contains pest and fire mortality mapped during surveys from 1973 to 2019 in California and USFS Region 5. Includes estimates of trees per acre and number of trees affected, tree species affected, damage type, and damage causing agents when available. Data collected in or near Cali...

  • Level of Aquatic Plant Invasion by Quad [ds2811]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 02/24/2020. 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...

  • Vernal Pools - ACE [ds2732]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 02/13/2020. 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 info...

  • Seeps and Springs - ACE [ds2731]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 02/13/2020. 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...

  • Rare Vegetation Types - ACE [ds2722]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 02/12/2020. 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...