Biogeographic Data Branch (BDB): BDB
provides a leadership, policy, and standards setting role for biological
and geographic data management activities for the entire Department,
its contractors, and partner organizations. BDB contains biological
data development programs that are especially dependent and closely
linked with GIS and emerging related technologies.
CNDDB: California Natural Diversity
Database. A natural heritage program, providing rare, endangered
and special status species information for use in conservation and
RareFind: A data
query and reporting application with access to all CNDDB data;
VegCAMP: Vegetation Classification
and Mapping Program. VegCamp's goal is to develop and maintain
maps and the classification of all vegetation and habitats in
the state to support conservation and management decisions at
the local, regional and state levels.
CWHR: California Wildlife Habitat
Relationships. CWHR contains life history, geographic range,
habitat relationships, and management information on 692 species
of amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals in California.
GIS: Geographic Information
Systems. The GIS Unit assists the Department's Divisions and
Regions with the collection, documentation, and analysis of spatial
data needed to support good conservation decisions. This
includes online mapping tools, a GIS data warehouse, software
support, and custom tools.
BIOS: Biogeographic Information
and Observation System. Online mapping tool designed to enable
the visualization, management, and analysis of a wide range of biogeographic
data collected by CDFW and partner organizations.
Data Portal: Use the Data
Portal to query the Department’s constantly updated databases, and to
generate up-to-date lists and reports. Topics covered include
angling records, fishing contests, access to the Department’s
complete species list, Habitat Tracking and Reporting and many resources
for authenticated CDFW employees, partners and subscribers.
Use the dynamic search features of the Document Library to quickly
and easily locate, view and download important documents held by
CDFW. The holdings include
species descriptions, monitoring reports and recovery plans, as well
as news releases, resources for CDFW employees and much more.