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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

Vernal Pool Reports & Mapping Information



GIS Data

  • [ZIP]  California Central Valley Vernal Pool Habitat GIS Data    (7.2Mb)
    Vernal Pool Report describing the methodology to map vernal pools and evaluate change over time.
    ArcInfo coverage and map of California Central Valley Vernal Pool Habitat polygons 40 acres or larger, with qualitative attributes.
  • [ZIP]  California Central Valley Wetlands and Riparian GIS Data Sets   (163Mb)
    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.