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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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  • Wind Energy Impact Project - Montezuma [ds2814]:: Public Dataset (Metadata)
    Date Posted: 03/08/2019. Contact: Renee Culver, Next Era Energy.
    The data set was used to generate estimates of impacts caused by the wind energy project. The project boundary is a GIS approximation of the true project boundary.

  • California Fish Passage Assessment Database [ds69]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 03/07/2019. Contact: Anne Elston, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    The Passage Assessment Database (PAD) geospatial file contains locations of known and potential barriers to salmonid migration in California streams with additional information about each record. The PAD is an ongoing map-based inventory of known and potential barriers to anadromous fish in Californ...

  • Recent Stocked Waters - California [ds778]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 03/07/2019. Contact: Janet Brewster, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    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 hatcherys inland program fish stocking relea...

  • State Highway Postmiles [ds1901]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 03/07/2019. Contact: Andy Richardson, California Department of Transportation (CalTrans).
    Postmiles are valid postmile points at 1 (one) mile intervals, based on Office of GIS Linear Referencing System layer (TIGER linework). Exceptions that are included are the beginning and ends of routes (and other situations) that don't necessarily begin or end on the even 1 mile interval.

  • California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB) Commercial [ds85]:: Secure Dataset (Metadata)
    Date Posted: 03/04/2019. 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: 03/04/2019. 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...

  • Stream Inventory Reports by Stream - CDFW [ds936]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 02/25/2019. Contact: Sharon Powers, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC).
    In-stream habitat data include measurements of a variety of physical and aquatic stream attributes that collectively reveal a great deal about stream condition for salmonids and trout. Characterizing and inventorying the physical conditions that define stream habitat for salmonids is an important pa...

  • CalEnviroScreen 3.0 Results - OEHHA [ds1026]:: Public Dataset (Metadata)
    Date Posted: 02/21/2019. Contact: Walker Wieland, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA).
    The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), on behalf of the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA), announces the availability of the Communities Environmental Health Screening Tool: CalEnviroScreen Version 3.0 (CalEnviroScreen 3.0). CalEnviroScreen is a screening met...

  • Timber Harvest Plan Boundaries - Statewide [ds816]:: Public Dataset (Metadata)
    Date Posted: 02/19/2019. 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 Quadrangle maps and NAIP imagery from 2005, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016.

  • Non-Industrial Timber Management Plans (NTMPs) - Statewide [ds817]:: Public Dataset (Metadata)
    Date Posted: 02/19/2019. 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 Quadrangle maps and NAIP imagery from 2005, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016.

  • National Wetlands Inventory - California - USFWS [ds2630]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 02/19/2019. Contact: None, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
    --Zoom in and this layer will draw faster on the map--This data set represents the extent, approximate location and type of wetlands and deepwater habitats in the United States and its Territories. These data delineate the areal extent of wetlands and surface waters as defined by Cowardin et al. (19...

  • California Native Fish Species by Watershed [ds1353]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 02/12/2019. Contact: Daniel Rankin, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    This dataset was created using the 123 PISCES extant species range layers listed below in the table. The PISCES datasets were converted to rasters using GIS and then map algebra was used to calculate the total number of species in each huc12 watershed. Using GIS, an extended table was created to pro...

  • Fish and Invertebrate Study - Suisun Marsh [ds1964]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 02/12/2019. Contact: Amber Manfree, University of California, Davis.
    Fish and invertebrate data presented here have been collected monthly by the UC Davis Fish and Invertebrate Study beginning in 1979. Contact UC Davis Fish and invertebrate Study for complete information and updates as sampling is ongoing. Funding for field research provided by the California Departm...

  • Short-eared Owl Observations - Carrizo Plains [ds2813]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 02/11/2019. Contact: Bob Stafford, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    The dataset was created to document short-eared owl observations which occurred during the kit fox spotlighting routes.

  • Vegetation - Knoxville Wildlife Areas [ds2812]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 02/06/2019. Contact: Diana Hickson, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (Department) Vegetation Classification and Mapping Program (VegCAMP) created a fine-scale vegetation classification and map of the southern addition to the Departments Knoxville Wildlife Area (WA), Napa County, California following State Vegetation Surv...

  • Elk Range - CWHR M177 [ds945]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 01/31/2019. Contact: Melanie Gogol-Prokurat, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    Vector datasets of CWHR range maps are one component of California Wildlife Habitat Relationships (CWHR), a comprehensive information system and predictive model for California's wildlife. The CWHR System was developed to support habitat conservation and management, land use planning, impact assessm...

  • Invasive Plants - Lake Tahoe [ds2774]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 01/28/2019. Contact: Zack Bradford, League to Save Lake Tahoe.
    This dataset was created to provide data on locations of the aquatic invasive plants Eurasian watermilfoil and curlyleaf pondweed to non-profits and government agencies working to address aquatic invasive species in the Lake Tahoe Basin, so that any new infestations of these plants can be identified...

  • Fishing License Sales Agents - CDFW [ds2797]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 01/11/2019. Contact: Ryan Hill, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    This dataset represents commercial business locations that are California Department of Fish and Wildlife authorized Fishing License Sales Agents. These are locations where the public can purchase fishing licenses. The spatial locations are created by geocoding the address information provided by th...

  • Biological Integrity of Constrained Streams by Watershed [ds2808]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 01/07/2019. Contact: Marcus Beck, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project.
    The landscape model was developed for California using land use data, stream hydrography, and biological assessments. Stream data from the National Hydrography Dataset Plus (NHD-plus) were used to identify stream segments in California for modelling biological integrity. Stream segments designated i...

  • Biological Integrity of Constrained Streams by Stream [ds2809]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 01/07/2019. Contact: Marcus Beck, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project.
    The landscape model was developed for California using land use data, stream hydrography, and biological assessments. Stream data from the National Hydrography Dataset Plus (NHD-plus) were used to identify stream segments in California for modelling biological integrity. Stream segments designated i...