California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Biogeographic Data Branch, Department of Fish and Game, California
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB)
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Publication_Place: Sacramento, California
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Online_Linkage: http://www.dfg.ca.gov/biogeodata/cnddb/
Description:
Abstract:
The California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB) is a "natural heritage program" and is part of a nationwide network of similar programs overseen by NatureServe (formerly part of The Nature Conservancy). All natural heritage programs provide location and natural history information on special status plants, animals, and natural communities to the public, other agencies, and conservation organizations. The data help drive conservation decisions, aid in the environmental review of projects and land use changes, and provide baseline data helpful in recovering endangered species and for research projects. The goal of the CNDDB is to provide the most current information available on the state's most imperiled elements of natural diversity and to provide tools to analyze these data. For more detailed information on the CNDDB, read this article from Fremontia, a publication of the California Native Plant Society. The CNDDB concentrates its work on areas with active NCCP/HCPs, and high priority areas identified by DFG and other biologists. For example, this map shows which counties received the most attention from CNDDB staff in 2010.
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 18540501
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -126.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -120.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 33.0
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Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PROTISTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > BACTERIA/ARCHAEA
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > FUNGI
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > VIRUSES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS
Theme_Keyword: Environment
Theme_Keyword: Boundaries
Theme_Keyword: Plants
Theme_Keyword: Animals
Theme_Keyword: Conservation
Theme_Keyword: Biota
Theme_Keyword: Cnddb
Theme_Keyword: Nddb
Theme_Keyword: California
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > CALIFORNIA
Access_Constraints: Limited to subscribers.
Use_Constraints:
A CNDDB subscription, now at $600 (and $400 to resubscribe annually) for all clients, includes the RareFind application, all of the digital GIS data, and password-protected access to the BIOS Data Viewer. Clients can either use RareFind alone, or link it with GIS software such as ArcGIS, ArcView, etc., for greater flexibility. All uses of data from the CNDDB are subject to the terms and conditions contained in the License Agreement available at http://www.dfg.ca.gov/biogeodata/cnddb/pdfs/CNDDB_LicenseAgreement.pdf.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ROXANNE BITTMAN
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: California Department of Fish and Game
Address: Department of Fish and Game
Address: 1807-13th Street, Suite 202
City: Sacramento
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 95811
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (916) 323-8970
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (916) 324-0475
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: rbittman@dfg.ca.gov
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Data_Quality_Information:
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We work very hard to keep the California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB) and the Spotted Owl Database as current and up-to-date as possible given our capabilities and resources. However, we cannot and do not portray the CNDDB as an exhaustive and comprehensive inventory of all rare species and natural communities statewide. Field verification for the presence or absence of sensitive species will always be an important obligation of our customers. Likewise, your contribution of data to the CNDDB is equally important to the maintenance of the CNDDB. Whenever possible, we request that data be submitted using our online field survey form along with a map with the rare populations or stands indicated.
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: CA/DFG/BDB > Biogeographic Data Branch, Department of Fish and Game, California
Contact_Person: BIOGEOGRAPHIC DATA BRANCH CONTACT
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Department of Fish & Game
Address: Biogeographic Data Branch
Address: 1807 13th Street, Suite 202
City: Sacramento
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 95811
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 916-322-2493
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bdb@dfg.ca.gov
Resource_Description: CDFG_CNDDB
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.dfg.ca.gov/biogeodata/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20050728
Metadata_Review_Date: 20111012
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: TYLER B. STEVENS
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 614-6898
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Tyler.B.Stevens@nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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