- Notification Forms, Instructions and Fees
- Questions and Answers
- Regional CDFW Offices
- Additional Resources
CDFW photo by JoAnn Dunn
Lake and Streambed Alteration Program
- California Natural Diversity Database
A program that inventories the status and locations of rare plants and animals in California.
- California Salmonid Stream
Habitat Restoration Manual
This manual describes the CDFW approach to restoration of fishery resources, and standardizes the descriptive terminology and technical methods.
- A Review of Stream Processes and Forms in Dryland Watersheds (PDF)
A science based technical reference on dryland stream forms and processes
- Get Topographical Maps Online
Topograpical maps that cover the entire mapped area of the United States.
- BIOS Viewer
BIOS is a system designed to enable the management, visualization, and analysis of biogeographic data collected by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and its Partner Organizations.
- CDFW Internet Mapping
IMAPS is a multi-branch/regional group within the Department of Fish and Wildlife responsible for the development and maintenance of innovative tools designed for the management and display of geospatial data.
From Other Agencies
- State Water Resources Control Board
The task of protecting and enforcing the many uses of water, including the needs of industry, agriculture, municipal districts, and the environment is an ongoing challenge for the State and Regional Water Quality Control Boards.
- Resource Conservation
NACD's mission is to serve conservation districts by providing national leadership and a unified voice for natural resource conservation.
- U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
USFWS mission is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Regulatory Section:
Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 requires approval prior to the accomplishment of any work in or over navigable waters of the United States, or which affects the course, location, condition or capacity of such waters. There are three regional offices in California: