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

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RareFind 3 ©


The most complete computerized inventory of California's rarest species and natural communities available!

RareFind 3 is a Windows-based application offering access to all CNDDB text data. It contains over 75,000 records on more than 3,000 rare native plants, animals, and natural communities in a convenient, searchable database. RareFind 3 can either be used as a standalone research tool or linked with GIS software such as ArcView or ArcGIS for greater flexibility. The RareFind 3 application is delivered to CNDDB subscribers on CD upon their initial subscription. Alternatively, subscribers may use RareFind 5, the Internet version of RareFind.

RareFind 3:


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