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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.


  • California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB) Commercial [ds85]:: Secure Dataset (Metadata)
    Date Posted: 02/06/2017. Contact: Patrick McIntyre, California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
    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: 02/06/2017. Contact: Patrick McIntyre, California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
    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...

  • Vegetation (MCV / NVCS) Mapping Projects - California [ds515]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 01/31/2017. Contact: Rosie Yacoub, California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
    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) as a basis. It provides basic information about each project

  • CVPIA Refuge Conveyance Waterways [ds2635]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 01/31/2017. Contact: Jeffrey Shu, California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
    Data was compiled to provide a singular visual representation of conveyance waterways and features available to deliver water to CVPIA wetland habitat area and to which delivery points. The data is intended to be used to evaluate whether potential new sources of refuge water supplies can utilize exi...

  • CVPIA Refuges [ds2636]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 01/31/2017. Contact: Jeffrey Shu, California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
    Data was compiled to provide a singular resource of the extent of the 19 CVPIA wetland habitat areas where refuge water supplies can be used.

  • CVPIA Refuge Delivery Points [ds2638]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 01/31/2017. Contact: Jeffrey Shu, California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
    Data was compiled to provide a singular visual representation of delivery points used to complete water deliveries to CVPIA wetland habitat area. The data is intended to be used in conjunction with refuge conveyance data in order to evaluate whether potential new sources of refuge water supplies be ...

  • Predator Monitoring Study Hexagons - Statewide [ds2651]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 01/31/2017. Contact: Chris Stermer, California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
    The Predator Monitoring Sampling layer is used as the Sampling Frame for Predator Surveys conducted by the Department's Predator Monitoring Unit. The Sampling Frame is defined by a grid of 4 square mile hexagons (sampling units) covering the extent of California. The Unique_ID field in the attribute...

  • Recent Stocked Waters - California [ds778]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 01/30/2017. Contact: Janet Brewster, California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
    This dataset represents locations that have been stocked with fish by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife during the current year and the two preceeding years. Each feature in this dataset represents a California Department of Fish and Wildlife hatchery's inland program fish stocking rele...

  • California Marine Protected Areas [ds582]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 01/13/2017. Contact: _ Marine Region GIS, CDFW.
    These data include all of California's marine protected areas (MPAs) as March 1, 2016. This dataset reflects the Department of Fish and Wildlife's best representation of marine protected areas based upon current California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Section 632: Natural Resources, Division 1: FG...

  • Animals, Multi-Species HCP - Western Riverside County [ds989]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 01/09/2017. Contact: Rosamonde Cook, Western Riverside Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan.
    The Biological Monitoring Program is a part of the Western Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP), which was permitted in June, 2004. The Monitoring Program monitors the status of 146 Covered Species within a designated Conservation Area to provide information to permitt...

  • Rare Plants, Multi-Species HCP - Western Riverside County [ds998]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 01/09/2017. Contact: Rosamonde Cook, Western Riverside Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan.
    The Biological Monitoring Program is a part of the Western Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP), which was permitted in June, 2004. The Monitoring Program monitors the status of 146 Covered Species within a designated Conservation Area to provide information to permitt...

  • Non-native Plants, Multi-Species HCP - Western Riverside County [ds1093]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 01/09/2017. Contact: Rosamonde Cook, Western Riverside Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan.
    The Biological Monitoring Program is a part of the Western Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP), which was permitted in June, 2004. The Monitoring Program monitors the status of 146 Covered Species within a designated Conservation Area to provide information to permitt...

  • Yearly Catch Per Unit Angler - Private and Rental Boats - California Recreational Fisheries Survey - 2006 [ds2640]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 01/09/2017. Contact: Paulo Serpa, California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
    CRFS catch records for Cabezon, Greenling, Kelpbass, Lingcod, Rockfish, Scorpionfish, and Sheephead are aggregated for this analysis. All catch of these species were summed by year and attributed to the locations which were recorded during the survey interview. The total number of anglers that targe...

  • Yearly Catch Per Unit Angler - Private and Rental Boats - California Recreational Fisheries Survey - 2007 [ds2641]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 01/09/2017. Contact: Paulo Serpa, California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
    CRFS catch records for Cabezon, Greenling, Kelpbass, Lingcod, Rockfish, Scorpionfish, and Sheephead are aggregated for this analysis. All catch of these species were summed by year and attributed to the locations which were recorded during the survey interview. The total number of anglers that targe...

  • Yearly Catch Per Unit Angler - Private and Rental Boats - California Recreational Fisheries Survey - 2008 [ds2642]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 01/09/2017. Contact: Paulo Serpa, California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
    CRFS catch records for Cabezon, Greenling, Kelpbass, Lingcod, Rockfish, Scorpionfish, and Sheephead are aggregated for this analysis. All catch of these species were summed by year and attributed to the locations which were recorded during the survey interview. The total number of anglers that targe...

  • Yearly Catch Per Unit Angler - Private and Rental Boats - California Recreational Fisheries Survey - 2009 [ds2643]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 01/09/2017. Contact: Paulo Serpa, California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
    CRFS catch records for Cabezon, Greenling, Kelpbass, Lingcod, Rockfish, Scorpionfish, and Sheephead are aggregated for this analysis. All catch of these species were summed by year and attributed to the locations which were recorded during the survey interview. The total number of anglers that targe...

  • Yearly Catch Per Unit Angler - Private and Rental Boats - California Recreational Fisheries Survey - 2010 [ds2644]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 01/09/2017. Contact: Paulo Serpa, California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
    CRFS catch records for Cabezon, Greenling, Kelpbass, Lingcod, Rockfish, Scorpionfish, and Sheephead are aggregated for this analysis. All catch of these species were summed by year and attributed to the locations which were recorded during the survey interview. The total number of anglers that targe...

  • Yearly Catch Per Unit Angler - Private and Rental Boats - California Recreational Fisheries Survey - 2011 [ds2645]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 01/09/2017. Contact: Paulo Serpa, California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
    CRFS catch records for Cabezon, Greenling, Kelpbass, Lingcod, Rockfish, Scorpionfish, and Sheephead are aggregated for this analysis. All catch of these species were summed by year and attributed to the locations which were recorded during the survey interview. The total number of anglers that targe...

  • Yearly Catch Per Unit Angler - Private and Rental Boats - California Recreational Fisheries Survey - 2012 [ds2646]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 01/09/2017. Contact: Paulo Serpa, California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
    CRFS catch records for Cabezon, Greenling, Kelpbass, Lingcod, Rockfish, Scorpionfish, and Sheephead are aggregated for this analysis. All catch of these species were summed by year and attributed to the locations which were recorded during the survey interview. The total number of anglers that targe...

  • Yearly Catch Per Unit Angler - Private and Rental Boats - California Recreational Fisheries Survey - 2013 [ds2647]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 01/09/2017. Contact: Paulo Serpa, California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
    CRFS catch records for Cabezon, Greenling, Kelpbass, Lingcod, Rockfish, Scorpionfish, and Sheephead are aggregated for this analysis. All catch of these species were summed by year and attributed to the locations which were recorded during the survey interview. The total number of anglers that targe...