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

California Natural Diversity Database

The California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB) is a program that inventories 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 maintain an ever-growing database of GIS-mapped locations for these species.

What is the CNDDB?
Additional information about CNDDB.
CNDDB Key Facts
[PDF]  An important document to read prior to working with the 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 CNDDB
Detailed instructions on submitting data to the CNDDB.
Subscribe to the CNDDB
Subscription information.
CNDDB Training
Tutorial documents and training course information.
Natural Communities and Vegetation
Vegetation Classification and Mapping Program

Questions about the CNDDB?

CNDDB Coordinator
Lead Scientist 916-323-8970
Lead Botanist 916-327-6292
Botanist 916-324-3744
Lead Zoologist 916-322-7307
Zoologist 916-327-0715
Zoologist 916-323-0449
Spotted Owl Data Manager 916-445-5006
Order products:
Information Services 916-324-3812
Natural Communities and Vegetation:
Vegetation Ecologist 916-324-6857
Vegetation Ecologist 916-327-5956