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Critical Habitat by USFWS

Metadata Updated: November 15, 2023

When a species is proposed for listing as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service must consider whether there are areas of habitat believed to be essential to the species conservation. Those areas may be proposed for designation as - critical habitat. Critical habitat is a term defined and used in the Act. It is a specific geographic area(s) that contains features essential for the conservation of a threatened or endangered species and that may require special management and protection. Critical habitat may include an area that is not currently occupied by the species but that will be needed for its recovery. An area is designated as - critical habitat - after the Service publishes a proposed Federal regulation in the Federal Register and receives and considers public comments on the proposal. The final boundaries of the critical habitat are also published in the Federal Register.

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Metadata Date September 28, 2023
Metadata Created Date July 7, 2022
Metadata Updated Date November 15, 2023
Reference Date(s) June 14, 2022 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Harvested from NOS OCM

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date September 28, 2023
Metadata Created Date July 7, 2022
Metadata Updated Date November 15, 2023
Reference Date(s) June 14, 2022 (publication)
Responsible Party NOAA Office for Coastal Management (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:67358
Access Constraints Cite As: Office for Coastal Management, [Date of Access]: Critical Habitat by USFWS [Data Date Range],, Use Constraints: For coastal and ocean planning | Distribution Liability:
Bbox East Long 179.75
Bbox North Lat 74.25
Bbox South Lat -13.75
Bbox West Long -179.25
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Harvest Object Id ec79787d-4ff7-4add-9395-17d1dac58831
Harvest Source Id c0121fd9-df15-4168-ac04-42f6e36a794d
Harvest Source Title NOS OCM
Licence NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System EPSG::4269
Spatial Harvester True

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