Vegetation Datasets (GIS)

Many of the vegetation datasets have been cooperatively produced, but will have stewards responsible for the maintenance and updating of the data. Steward organizations for many of the datasets are listed after the dataset in parentheses, and include the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), the California Native Plant Society (CNPS), the National Park Service (NPS), the Nature Conservancy (TNC). All of the National Park Service vegetation datasets are available through NPS. They can also be found through link opens in new windowBIOS.

Each map will have map classes at a variety of levels in the link opens in new windowNVCS hierarchy from Macrogroup down to Association. More recent maps generally conform to the link opens in new windowSurvey of California Vegetation Standards (PDF).

Northern California and Sierra Nevada

Central Valley and Bay and Delta

Central Coast and Range

California Deserts

Southern California Coast