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Critical Habitat

Metadata Updated: May 14, 2024

This layer consists of the merged footprints of the USFWS critical habitat and the USFWS proposed Bi-State Sage-Grouse critical habitat,1 clipped to California. Critical habitat constitutes areas considered essential for the conservation of a listed species. These areas provide notice to the public and land managers of the importance of the areas to the conservation of this species. Special protections and/or restrictions are possible in areas where Federal funding, permits, licenses, authorizations, or actions occur or are required. The critical habitat footprint shown here is used as part of the biological planning priorities in the CEC 2023 Land-Use Screens and removes technical resource potential from the state. 

More information about this layer and its use in electric system planning is available in the Land Use Screens Staff Report in the CEC Energy Planning Library. [1] This dataset is obtained from the "Web Links" section (USFWS Proposed Critical Habitat Map) of the  Bi-State Sage-Grouse Maps & GIS webpage, available at Maps & GIS | Bi-State Sage-Grouse (

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. Non-Federal: This dataset is covered by different Terms of Use than License: No license information was provided.

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Metadata Created Date August 12, 2023
Metadata Updated Date May 14, 2024

Metadata Source

Harvested from State of California

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date August 12, 2023
Metadata Updated Date May 14, 2024
Publisher California Energy Commission
Identifier 16b7ef88-5e5e-476c-abfb-f8f1cdad1057
Data First Published 2023-03-01T00:52:51.000Z
Data Last Modified 2023-03-06T22:09:38.737Z
Category Natural Resources
Public Access Level public
Metadata Context
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Harvest Object Id a76727ec-56de-45e9-961a-a31d71116899
Harvest Source Id 3ba8a0c1-5dc2-4897-940f-81922d3cf8bc
Harvest Source Title State of California
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 5527091ccd3706852c8745433e36a3b9cfaf4aca2cdf99a0d75481654c48ae39
Source Schema Version 1.1

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