Additional guidelines for the UC Natural Reserve System use of the CNDDB.
1) Access to the monthly CNDDB password and GIS data is intended for use within the UCOP Natural Reserve System office and by managers and staff of the UC reserves. The full CNDDB GIS data and password should not be shared with faculty or students outside of the reserve system.
2) We encourage reserve managers to use and share information on CNDDB occurrences within or adjacent to UC reserves with researchers. This can be done by providing access to CNDDB PDF reports, CNDDB Tabular data, or GIS data specific to the reserve system and adjacent areas.
3) Researchers interested in general access to the CNDDB Data should be directed to: the CNDDB lead biologist at Patrick.McIntyre@wildlife.CA.gov or to the CNDDB website: http://www.dfg.ca.gov/biogeodata/cnddb/subscribe.asp
4) We encourage reserve managers and researchers to submit information regarding special-status species on the reserve system to the CNDDB. Data is accepted in many formats, and guidelines can be found at: https://www.dfg.ca.gov/biogeodata/cnddb/submitting_data_to_cnddb.asp
CNDDB Data can be accessed through our query software RareFind5, through the CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife BIOS map viewer, or by downloading a GIS shapefile to be used in another application.
Using the monthly password, CNDDB applications and data can be accessed at: https://www.dfg.ca.gov/biogeodata/cnddb/mapsanddata.asp
Online training documents and tutorials are available at: https://www.dfg.ca.gov/biogeodata/training.asp
Forgive me but I don’t remember if we have talked about CNDDB access before. A few managers have expressed interest in getting a subscription and we agree it would be useful for the NRS. We will be getting a single subscription for the whole NRS. The password for access changes every month; Thembi will receive those passwords and distribute them to the NRS. I’m working with a friend and former co-worker who is now a Lead Scientist there and he is very excited about the NRS having access to the database- both in being able to use the data but also in contributing new data. He is going to write up some guidelines about data sharing and information on use of the database that are better geared toward the NRS and its users (rather than say, consultants). Thoughts and questions welcome. More soon!