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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.

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  • Kelp Habitat - North Central Region - 2010 [ds1195]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 03/28/2017. Contact: Mark Hess, Ocean Imaging.
    This vector dataset contains habitat classification of the offshore giant kelp beds along the California North Central Coast region from Pigeon Point up to Point Arena, including select bays and river mouths designated as MPAs.

  • Environmental Yellow Areas - Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative (RETI) [ds497]:: Public Dataset (Metadata)
    Date Posted: 03/14/2017. Contact: Terry Rose, California Energy Commission.
    Environmental "Yellow" Areas or "Category II Lands" for Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative (RETI) led by the California Energy Commission.Conceptual planning usually considers only potential electrical connections between substations, without regard to geographic factors. The first steps in th...

  • Areas of Critical Environmental Concern - BLM [ds2631]:: Public Dataset (Metadata)
    Date Posted: 03/14/2017. Contact: California State Office Mapping Sciences, Bureau of Land Management.
    This dataset describes the geographic boundaries of the ACEC within the BLM managed public lands in California. The designated ACECs are "areas within the public lands where special management attention is required to protect and prevent irreparable damage to important historic, cultural, or scenic ...

  • CVPIA Refuge Conveyance Waterways [ds2635]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 03/14/2017. 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...

  • Competitive Renewable Energy Zones (CREZ) [ds488]:: Public Dataset (Metadata)
    Date Posted: 03/10/2017. Contact: Terry Rose, California Energy Commission.
    California Competitive Renewable Energy Zones (CREZ) from the California Energy Commission.

  • Wind Projects - Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative (RETI) [ds489]:: Public Dataset (Metadata)
    Date Posted: 03/10/2017. Contact: Terry Rose, California Energy Commission.
    Wind Projects - Proposed, RETI (Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative)

  • Solar Projects - Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative (RETI) [ds490]:: Public Dataset (Metadata)
    Date Posted: 03/10/2017. Contact: Terry Rose, California Energy Commission.
    Solar thermal energy projects for California from California Energy Commission.

  • Environmental Blackout Areas - Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative (RETI) [ds496]:: Public Dataset (Metadata)
    Date Posted: 03/10/2017. Contact: Terry Rose, California Energy Commission.
    Environmental "Blackout" Areas or "Category I Lands" for Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative (RETI) led by the California Energy Commission. Conceptual planning usually considers only potential electrical connections between substations, without regard to geographic factors. The first steps in ...

  • Timber Harvest Plan Boundaries - Statewide [ds816]:: Public Dataset (Metadata)
    Date Posted: 03/10/2017. Contact: Suzanne Lang, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
    Boundaries and feature representations are derived from Timber Harvesting Plans (THPs) of record and captured at a scale of 1:24,000 or larger with the aid of ancillary data such as USGS Topographic Quadrangles and NAIP imagery from 2005, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016.

  • Non-Industrial Timber Management Plans (NTMPs) - Statewide [ds817]:: Public Dataset (Metadata)
    Date Posted: 03/10/2017. Contact: Suzanne Lang, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
    Boundaries and feature representations are derived from Non-Industrial Timber Management Plans (NTMPs) of record and captured at a scale of 1:24,000 or larger with the aid of ancillary data such as USGS Topographic Quadrangles and NAIP imagery from 2005, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016.

  • California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB) Commercial [ds85]:: Secure Dataset (Metadata)
    Date Posted: 03/04/2017. 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: 03/04/2017. 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...

  • Recent Stocked Waters - California [ds778]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 03/03/2017. 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...

  • Vegetation Climate Exposure CNRM CM5 RCP45 2070_2099 - ICE [ds2653]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 03/03/2017. Contact: Dr. James Thorne, University California Davis, Information Center for the Environment.
    Climate exposure is the level of climate change expected in the areas where each vegetation macrogroup is dominating. The data depicts the results of the vegetation climate exposure analysis, conducted on 29 macrogroups across the state. The vegetation climate exposure analysis is calculated using t...

  • Vegetation Climate Exposure CNRM CM5 RCP85 2070_2099 - ICE [ds2654]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 03/03/2017. Contact: Dr. James Thorne, University California Davis, Information Center for the Environment.
    Climate exposure is the level of climate change expected in the areas where each vegetation macrogroup is dominating. The data depicts the results of the vegetation climate exposure analysis, conducted on 29 macrogroups across the state. The vegetation climate exposure analysis is calculated using t...

  • Vegetation Climate Exposure MIROC ESM RCP45 2070_2099 - ICE [ds2655]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 03/03/2017. Contact: Dr. James Thorne, University California Davis, Information Center for the Environment.
    Climate exposure is the level of climate change expected in the areas where each vegetation macrogroup is dominating. The data depicts the results of the vegetation climate exposure analysis, conducted on 29 macrogroups across the state. The vegetation climate exposure analysis is calculated using t...

  • Vegetation Climate Exposure MIROC ESM RCP85 2070_2099 - ICE [ds2656]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 03/03/2017. Contact: Dr. James Thorne, University California Davis, Information Center for the Environment.
    Climate exposure is the level of climate change expected in the areas where each vegetation macrogroup is dominating. The data depicts the results of the vegetation climate exposure analysis, conducted on 29 macrogroups across the state. The vegetation climate exposure analysis is calculated using t...

  • California Red-legged Frog - No Spray Zone [ds281]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 02/13/2017. Contact: Polo Moreno, Department of Pesticide Regulation.
    Stipulated Injunction pursuant to Order Case No.: 02-1580-JSW. For more information visit - https://www.epa.gov/endangered-species/how-comply-requirements-protect-california-red-legged-frog-pesticidesPesticides subject to the injunction:-2,4-D, Diflubenzuron, Methamidophos, Phorate, Acephate, Dimeth...

  • 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 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.