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California Natural Diversity Database

The California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB) is an inventory of the status and locations of rare plants and animals in California. CNDDB staff work with partners to maintain current lists of rare species, as well as to maintain an ever-growing database of GIS-mapped locations for these species.

What is the CNDDB?
Additional information about the CNDDB
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Important information to read prior to working with CNDDB data
Maps & Data
Online map viewers, RareFind, and other products
Plant & Animal Information
Rare lists, T&E lists, survey guidelines, photos, and more
Submitting Data to the CNDDB
Detailed instructions on submitting data to the CNDDB
Subscribe to the CNDDB
Subscription information
CNDDB Training
Tutorial documents and training course information
Spotted Owl Observations Database
Additional information about the Spotted Owl Observations Database
Natural Communities & Vegetation
Vegetation Classification and Mapping Program

Contact Information

CNDDB Coordinator
Misty Nelson Lead Scientist (916) 323-8970
Brian Acord Zoologist; Zoology Data Manager (916) 322-7307
Annie Chang Zoologist; Training and Outreach Coordinator (916) 323-0449
Ryan Elliott Timberland Species Data Manager (916) 327-0715
Katie Gross Rare Plant Botanist; Botany Data Technician (916) 324-3744
Kate Keiser Spotted Owl Data Manager (916) 445-5006
Kristi Lazar Rare Plant Botanist; Botany Data Manager (916) 327-6292