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Department of Fish & Wildlife
Biogeographic Data Branch
1807 13th Street, Suite 202
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 322-2493 • Email BDB

Data Products — By Program


California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB)

California Wildlife Habitat Relationships (CWHR)

Other Products

  • Gap Analysis of Mainland California (GAP)
    GIS application compiled as a stand-alone program by GAP Analysis Program at UC Santa Barbara (1998). Query, display, analyze and graph land cover, plant community, ownership/management status and geographic features. Generate maps and reports.
  • California Central Valley Vernal Pool Habitat GIS Data
    ArcInfo coverage and map of California Central Valley Vernal Pool Habitat polygons 40 acres or larger, with qualitative attributes.
  • California Central Valley Wetlands and Riparian GIS Data Sets
    Raster data set of wetlands, riparian woody areas, and surrounding landcover in three key regions: 1) the Sacramento Valley, 2) the San Francisco Bay/Delta, and 3) the San Joaquin Valley. Developed to support cooperative conservation planning and wetland resource protection efforts of state, federal, and local agencies and private organizations.  Landsat Thematic Mapper satellite imagery was processed to map land cover classes from three broad categories: wetlands, agriculture, and uplands.
  • California Vernal Pool Assessment Preliminary Report (1998)
    Keeler-Wolf, T., D.R. Elam, K. Lewis and S.A. Flint. 1998
    A summary of the current statewide body of knowledge for vernal pools. The vernal pool regions identified in the report accentuate the variety of distinct natural resources encompassed in California vernal pools: the rare and endemic plants and animals, the variety of vernal pool types, and the relationship of geography to these factors. Division of the state into vernal pool regions can also enable us to understand the widely varying management concerns for the state's pools.
  • Changes in Great Valley Vernal Pool Distribution from 1989 to 1997
    Report prepared by Dr. Robert Holland, PhD.
  • 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  The distribution and status information is out of date for the majority of these reports.
  • Conservation and Cooperation: Strategies for Making Endangered Species Laws Work - Kirlin
  • Reassembling the Pieces:  A Strategy for Maintaining Biological Diversity in California, 60 pp.
  • Mitigation Guidelines Regarding Impacts to Rare, Threatened and Endangered Plants - CNPS Advisory Committee
  • Protocols for Surveying and Evaluating Impacts to Special Status Native Plant Populations and Natural Communities  (Nov 24, 2009 - 44kb)