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.

  • Recent Stocked Waters - California [ds778]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 12/03/2019. 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 (MCV / NVCS) Mapping Projects - California [ds515]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 12/03/2019. Contact: Rosie Yacoub, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    This metadata layer shows the footprint of vegetation mapping projects completed in California that have used the Manual California of Vegetation (MCV 1st edition) or the National Vegatation Classification Standards (MCV 2nd edition/online) as a basis for vegetation classification. It provides basic...

  • California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB) Commercial [ds85]:: Secure Dataset (Metadata)
    Date Posted: 12/02/2019. 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: 12/02/2019. 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: 12/02/2019. 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: 12/02/2019. 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.

  • Mammal Camera Detections (Hexagon) - Sierra Nevada Ecoregion - SMP/EBM [ds1061]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 10/29/2019. Contact: Canh Nguyen, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    The Eco-regional Biodiversity Monitoring (EBM) project is a long-term, large-scale monitoring program to inventory, monitor, and assess priority species and natural communities. Our goal is not only to identify species and habitats of greatest conservation need, but also to produce scientifically so...

  • Tree Monitoring (Hexagon) - Sierra Nevada Ecoregion - SMP/EBM [ds1063]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 10/29/2019. Contact: David Wright, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    Data on trees from the Sierra Monitoring Project (SMP)/Ecoregional Biodiversity Monitoring (EBM) project (project). Collected within 0.2-acre (0.081 ha) plots in the northern Sierra Nevada ecoregion, numbers of stems in size categories, by species. Randomly located plots above 3000 feet elevation we...

  • Understory Monitoring (Hexagon) - Sierra Nevada Ecoregion - SMP/EBM [ds1065]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 10/29/2019. Contact: David Wright, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    Data on percent cover of species of woody shrubs from the Sierra Monitoring Project (SMP)/Ecoregional Biodiversity Monitoring (EBM) project. Tree species cover from stems smaller than 4 inches diameter-at-breast-height is included. Percent cover is recorded in eight categories: none (species was not...

  • Terrestrial Native Game Species - ACE [ds2702]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 10/21/2019. Contact: Melanie Gogol-Prokurat, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    Terrestrial Game Species is a subset of Native Species Richness based on status or management. 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, includ...

  • Native Plant Richness - ACE [ds2704]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 10/21/2019. 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 Wildli...

  • Native Mammal Richness - ACE [ds2706]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 10/21/2019. 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...

  • Native Reptile Richness - ACE [ds2708]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 10/21/2019. 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...

  • Rare Plant Richness - ACE [ds2710]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 10/21/2019. 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...

  • Rare Mammal Richness - ACE [ds2712]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 10/21/2019. 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...

  • Rare Reptile Richness - ACE [ds2714]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 10/21/2019. 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...

  • Plant Irreplaceability - ACE [ds2716]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 10/21/2019. 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 ...

  • Mammal Irreplaceability - ACE [ds2718]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 10/21/2019. 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 ...

  • Reptile Irreplaceability - ACE [ds2720]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 10/21/2019. 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 Climate Vulnerable Species - ACE [ds2701]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 10/21/2019. Contact: Melanie Gogol-Prokurat, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    Terrestrial Climate Vulnerable Species is a subset of Native Species Richness based on status or management. 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 h...