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.

  • Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Projects - FY14/15 - CDFW [ds1194]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 06/30/2020. Contact: Diane Mastalir, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    The Wetlands Restoration for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program (Program) restores or enhances wetlands and watershed ecosystems to provide essential services to California's people, wildlife, and fish. Wetlands have high carbon sequestration rates that can sequester carbon for decades. There is treme...

  • Proposition 1 Watershed and Delta Awards [ds2663]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 06/30/2020. 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...

  • Level of Terrestrial Plant Invasion by Quad [ds2810]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 06/29/2020. 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...

  • Bird Count - Carrizo - 2018 [ds2870]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 06/29/2020. Contact: Levi Souza, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    This dataset was collected to understand the diversity and abundance of terrestrial birds to provide a baseline for major management actions such as grazing. This effort also establishes a baseline as future surveys track trends in species abundance indices.

  • Level of Aquatic Plant Invasion by Quad [ds2811]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 06/29/2020. 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...

  • Bird Count - Carrizo - 2016 [ds2869]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 06/29/2020. Contact: Levi Souza, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    This dataset was collected to understand the diversity and abundance of terrestrial birds to provide a baseline for major management actions such as grazing. This effort also establishes a baseline as future surveys track trends in species abundance indices.

  • NCCP Gains & Losses - San Diego [ds892]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 06/18/2020. Contact: Diane Mastalir, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    The metadata for DS0892_20200616 is currently being upgraded from FGDC to ArcGIS format. Check back in the future.

  • Bathymetric Contours (5 foot) - Salton Sea [ds386]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 06/15/2020. Contact: Samantha Przeklasa, nee Haynes, California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
    This data set contains bathymetric isolines for the Salton Sea at an interval of five feet. This data was generated from the sounding points taken by Bureau of Reclamation staff as part of a reconnaissance study perfomed for the Salton Sea Science Advisory Committee. This data has been extensively c...

  • Bathymetric One Foot Contours - Salton Sea [ds426]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 06/15/2020. Contact: Samantha Przeklasa, nee Haynes, California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
    Bathymetric one foot contours of the Salton Sea floor. This data was created with the vertical datum NGVD29.

  • Recent Stocked Waters - California [ds778]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 06/15/2020. 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 - Jawbone North and Owens Valley - Interim [ds2874]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 06/15/2020. Contact: Diana Hickson, 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...

  • Fishing License Sales Agents - CDFW [ds2797]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 06/15/2020. 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...

  • Barred Owl Observations by PLSS Section [ds2873]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 06/11/2020. Contact: Kate Keiser, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    This public dataset is a summary of the information contained in the Barred Owl Observations Database (BDOWDB, [ds8], secured). The BDOWDB provides point locations for barred owls, Strix hybrids, and unknown Strix. It is a secured layer because it includes references to sensitive spotted owl locatio...

  • Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) Approved Projects [ds672]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 06/09/2020. 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...

  • CDFW Approved Mitigation Service Areas [ds2659]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 06/09/2020. Contact: Diane Mastalir, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    This data set is of service areas for mitigation and conservation banks for which the California Department of Fish and Wildlife is a signatory. It does not include service areas for banks which are approved only Federally or for credits for species for which the Department does not require mitigati...

  • Conservation and Mitigation Banks [ds2782]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 06/09/2020. Contact: Diane Mastalir, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    This data set contains locations for mitigation and conservation banks for which the California Department of Fish and Wildlife is a signatory. It does not include locations for banks which are approved only Federally or for credits for species for which the Department does not require mitigation. A...

  • Conservation Plan Boundaries, HCP and NCCP [ds760]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 06/04/2020. Contact: Diane Mastalir, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    This data set contains Natural Community Conservation Plan (NCCP) and Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) boundaries in California. All NCCP's are also HCPs, but many HCPs are not NCCPs. HCPs that are not NCCPs are not contained in this data set. Because plan statuses are in flux, this layer may contain...

  • Steelhead Fishing Report and Restoration Card Zones [ds1119]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 06/04/2020. Contact: Janet Brewster, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    The main purpose of the Steelhead Report and Restoration Card program is to monitor, restore, and enhance Californias steelhead resources. The Department meets its monitoring requirement by analyzing angling data submitted by anglers from each location code. Revenue generated from report card sales ...

  • California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB) Commercial [ds85]:: Secure Dataset (Metadata)
    Date Posted: 06/01/2020. 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: 06/01/2020. 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...