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Atlas of the Biodiversity of California

Atlas of the Biodiversity of California

About the Atlas

The "Atlas of the Biodiversity of California" is a fascinating guide to the state's biological resources.

This book is a bound collection of maps, stunning photographs, and artistic illustrations – all depicting the state's rich diversity of plant and animal species. It includes 87 nature photographs, 48 full-color maps, and 10 wildlife illustrations by Dugald Stermer, a well-known author and artist.

The Atlas details the Golden State's biological resources and covers a wide array of terrestrial and aquatic animals. Featured articles by dozens of California Department of Fish and Wildlife experts cover many diverse species, habitats, and programs geared toward conserving and protecting the state's wildlife and wild places.

This book explains the state's remarkable geography, it shows how we measure biodiversity, and it provides samples of the complexity and uniqueness of many of California's treasured wildlife habitats.

The Atlas answers such questions as why should we care about biodiversity, what plants and animals occur in California, how have they been lost or become threatened, and what preservation and restoration strategies are underway for the protection of the state's wildlife species.

From college students to outdoor enthusiasts, environmental planners to policy makers, the "Atlas of the Biodiversity of California" will appeal to anyone with an interest in California's biological resources.

Purchasing Information

Individual Copies By Mail

The Atlas can be purchased by mail by filling out the link opens in new windowAtlas Order Form (PDF) and mailing it to:

California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Biogeographic Data Branch
1416 9th Street, Suite 1266
Sacramento, CA   95814
Attn: Information Services/Atlas

Purchase Price:   $20.00
Shipping/Handling: $2.50
Total Cost Each:  $22.50 (Tax included)

NOTE: All sales are final. There are no refunds.

Please make checks payable to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. With your check please include a shipping address and indicate the quantity ordered.

Bulk Orders (10 or more copies)

Discount Rate: $13.00 each includes tax and shipping.

NOTE: All sales are final. There are no refunds.

Contact the California Department of Fish and Wildlife at (916) 324-0563 for ordering information.


For more information about the Atlas, contact us by mail at:

California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Biogeographic Data Branch
1416 9th Street, Suite 1266
Sacramento, CA   95814
(916) 322-2493
Attn: Information Services/Atlas

E-mail questions or comments to: BDB@wildlife.ca.gov