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: 10/08/2019. 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...

  • California Fish Passage Assessment Database [ds69]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 10/03/2019. 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...

  • California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB) Commercial [ds85]:: Secure Dataset (Metadata)
    Date Posted: 09/30/2019. 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: 09/30/2019. 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...

  • Mohave Ground Squirrel Range - CWHR M073 [ds908]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 09/29/2019. 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...

  • Black Salamander Range - CWHR A020 [ds1149]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 09/29/2019. 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...

  • NCCP Gains & Losses - San Diego [ds892]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 09/25/2019. Contact: Diane Mastalir, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    An NCCP identifies and provides for the regional protection of plants, animals, and their habitats, while allowing compatible and appropriate economic activity. Working with landowners, environmental organizations, and other interested parties, a local agency oversees the numerous activities that co...

  • Long-Toed Salamander Range - CWHR A003 [ds1132]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 09/25/2019. 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...

  • California Newt Range - CWHR A007 [ds1136]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 09/25/2019. 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...

  • Foothill Yellow-legged Frog Range - CWHR A043 [ds589]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 09/25/2019. 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...

  • Electric Power Plants - California Energy Commission [ds2650]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 09/25/2019. Contact: Terry Rose, California Energy Commission.
    The CEC Power Plant geospatial data layer contains point features representing power generating facilities in California, and power plants with imported electricity from Nevada, Arizona, Utah and Mexico. The transmission line, substation and power plant mapping database were started in 1990 by the C...

  • Fire Perimeters - California [ds396]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 09/16/2019. Contact: None, CDF-FRAP.
    Version Information:The data is updated yearly with fire perimeters from the previous fire season.Fire18_1 was released May 1st, 2019. 413 wildfires from the 2018 fire season were added to the database. There are two fires on BIA managed land that do not have 3 letter code identifiers and thus "Unit...

  • Prescribed Fire Burns - California [ds397]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 09/16/2019. Contact: None, CDF-FRAP.
    The "rxburn" data layer contains perimeters from multiple agencies of various prescribed burns, with associated tabular data for responsible agency, contract number, project name, start date, and acres reported. Data provided are merged from sources of varying quality. There has been a significant a...

  • Fishing License Sales Agents - CDFW [ds2797]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 09/16/2019. Contact: Janet Brewster, 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...

  • Southern California Slender Salamander Range - CWHR A013 [ds1142]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 09/06/2019. 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...

  • Limestone Salamander Range - CWHR A025 [ds1154]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 09/06/2019. 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...

  • Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Samples - 2011 to 2019 - OSPR [ds714]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 08/29/2019. Contact: April DaSilva, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are a class of organic compounds found in the environment associated with natural and anthropogenic activities such as the refinement and use of petroleum hydrocarbons as fuels and lubricants. When an oil spill occurs along the California coastline, an underst...

  • Terrestrial Connectivity - ACE [ds2734]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 08/28/2019. Contact: Melanie Gogol-Prokurat, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).
    For more information, see the Terrestrial Connectivity Factsheet at https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=150835. The California Department of Fish and Wildlifes (CDFW) Areas of Conservation Emphasis (ACE) is a compilation and analysis of the best-available statewide spatial information...

  • Riverside Fairy Shrimp - Final Critical Habitat - USFWS [ds149]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 08/27/2019. Contact: Tony McKinney, US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).
    These data identify, in general, the areas of Final critical habitat for Streptocephalus woottoni (Riverside fairy shrimp).Updated on Feb 14, 2019 to reflect the United Stated District Court for the District of Columbias order that the designation of Subunit 5c in the 2012 Revised Critical Habitat f...

  • California Aquatic Resources Inventory (CARI) Streams - SFEI [ds2836]:: Public Dataset (Metadata and GIS Data Download)
    Date Posted: 07/09/2019. Contact: CARI Mapping, San Francisco Estuary Institute.
    BackgroundThe current version of CARI is a compilation of local, regional, and statewide aquatic resource GIS datasets into a seamless, statewide coverage of aquatic resources that employs a common wetland classification system. In addition to this GIS, CARI can be viewed on www.EcoAtlas.org (CARI v...