California Department of Fish and Wildlife



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Department of Fish & Wildlife
Biogeographic Data Branch

Physical Address:
1700 9th Street, 4th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95811

Mailing Address:
1416 9th Street, Suite 1266
Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 322-2493 • Email BDB

CNDDB - Plants & Animals

CNDDB-related Plant Information

[PDF]  Special Vascular Plants, Bryophytes and Lichens List  (April 2016)

[PDF]  Endangered, Threatened and Rare Plants List  (April 2016)

[PDF]  Changes to the CNDDB Special Vascular Plants, Bryophytes and Lichens List  (April 2016)

[PDF]  How Revisions Are Made to the Special Plants, Bryophytes, and Lichens List  (November 2011 - 24 KB)

[PDF]  Protocols for Surveying and Evaluating Impacts to Special Status Native Plant Populations and Natural Communities  (Nov 24, 2009 - 44 KB)

[PDF]  Guidelines for Conservation of Sensitive Plant Resources Within the Timber Harvest Review Process and During Timber Harvesting Operations  (July 2005 - 1,478 KB)

CNDDB-related Animal Information

[PDF]  Special Animals List  (April 2016)

[PDF]  Endangered and Threatened Animals List  (April 2016)

[PDF]  General Information for Submitting Avian Detections to the CNDDB (December 2010 - 102 KB)

Other Information Sources


  • Jepson Interchange - botanical resource for California
  • California Native Plant Society
  • California Native Plant Status Reports
    Rare plant status reports were produced at various times between 1977 and 1993 for selected species native to California. Note that the most reliable information in the status reports will be the plant description and synonomy; often there is also a useful drawing or photograph. The distribution and status information is out of date for the majority of these reports.
  • Mitigation Guidelines Regarding Impacts to Rare, Threatened and Endangered PlantsCNPS Advisory Committee


Photographs & Maps

  • CalPhotos - UC Berkeley Digital Library Project. A collection of photos of plants, animals, fossils, people, and landscapes from around the world.
  • BIOS - Online USGS topo maps and much more. If you have data in decimal degrees, deg/min/sec, or UTM, you can use BIOS to map your location using NAD83, the datum used by the CNDDB.  Print out the map and mail with your field survey form to the CNDDB.