RareFind 3 © Important Notice on the Proper Use of the CNDDB
The CNDDB is constantly being updated and expanded. It does not constitute an official response from a state agency, it will not in itself meet the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and it does not replace the need for conducting field work. The information must be used in consultation with appropriate federal, state and local officials. Absence of data on a species or natural community does not constitute the basis for a negative declaration.
RareFind 3 contains over 67,000 records on more than 2,500 rare native plants, animals, and natural communities in a convenient, searchable database. Offering all textual data associated with the Department of Fish and Wildlife's California Natural Diversity 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.