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.

  • Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) Approved Projects [ds672]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 09/14/2020. 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...

  • Vessel Density - Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta [ds2882]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 09/14/2020. Contact: Alejo Kraus-Polk, UC Davis.
    From AIS Vessel Tracks 2019 Metadata (https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/59927):"A vessel track shows the location and characteristics of commercial and recreational boats as a sequence of positions transmitted by an Automatic Identification System (AIS). AIS signals are susceptible to interfe...

  • Mule Deer Range - Region 1 [ds277]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 09/08/2020. Contact: Pete Figura, California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
    This layer shows critical winter and summer ranges, fall holding areas, and fawning grounds for deer (Odocoileus hemionus) in CDFG Region 1 (Shasta, Tehama, Lassen, Modoc, Siskiyou, Trinity, and Humboldt Counties). CDFG Wildlife Biologists compiled these data in the 1970s as part of a project to ide...

  • Recent Stocked Waters - California [ds778]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 09/08/2020. 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 - Coachella Valley Floor [ds2898]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 09/08/2020. Contact: Diana Hickson, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    The University of California Riversides Center for Conservation Biology (CCB) has created fine-scale vegetation maps for a number of Conservation Areas under the jurisdiction of the Coachella Valley Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (CVMSHCP) under contract with the Coachella Valley Conserv...

  • Fishing License Sales Agents - CDFW [ds2797]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 09/08/2020. 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...

  • Vegetation - Napa County Update 2016 [ds2899]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 09/08/2020. Contact: Diana Hickson, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    The earlier map used black and white digital orthophoto quadrangles from 1993, with a pixel resolution of 3 meters. This image was delineated using a heads up digitization technique produced by ASI (Aerial Services Incorporated). The resulting polygons provided vegetation and landcover attributes fo...

  • California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB) Commercial [ds85]:: Secure Dataset (Metadata)
    Date Posted: 08/31/2020. 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: 08/31/2020. 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: 08/31/2020. 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.

  • Disadvantaged Communities by Census Block Group - 2016 - DWR [ds2884]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 08/31/2020. 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 - 2016 - DWR [ds2886]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 08/31/2020. 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 ...

  • CNDDB-tracked Elements by Quad [ds2853]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 08/31/2020. 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.

  • Disadvantaged Communities by Census Block Group - 2014-2018 - CA Parks [ds2883]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 08/31/2020. 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 - 2016 - DWR [ds2885]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 08/31/2020. 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...

  • Level of Terrestrial Plant Invasion by Quad [ds2810]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 08/27/2020. 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...

  • Planting Location - CDFW [ds2897]:: Public Dataset (Metadata)
    Date Posted: 08/14/2020. Contact: Janet Brewster, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    Fish planting locations of the inland waters of California. This data is dynamically updated by CDFW Hatchery staff.This data is part of the CDFW Fishing Guide https://apps.wildlife.ca.gov/fishing/. For more information on fish planting locations please visit, https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FishPlants/.

  • Vegetation (fveg) - CALFIRE FRAP [ds1327]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 08/12/2020. Contact: None, CDF-FRAP.
    An accurate depiction of the spatial distribution of habitat types within California is required for a variety of legislatively-mandated government functions. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protections CALFIRE Fire and Resource Assessment Program (FRAP), in cooperation with Californi...

  • Proposition 1 and 68 Watershed and Delta Awards [ds2663]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 07/28/2020. Contact: Diane Mastalir, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    The Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Proposition 1) provides funding to implement the three broad objectives of the California Water Action Plan: more reliable water supplies; the restoration of important species and habitat; and a more resilient, sustainably manage...

  • West Coast Estuaries - NOAA [ds2872]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 07/09/2020. 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...