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snippet: NMFS West Coast Region Endangered Species Act critical habitat service.
summary: NMFS West Coast Region Endangered Species Act critical habitat service.
extent: [[-179.999988541187,17.6302615718242],[179.999988541187,63.6317865309691]]
accessInformation: NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, West Coast Region
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typeKeywords: ["Data","Service","Map Service","ArcGIS Server"]
description: <DIV STYLE="text-align:Left;font-size:12pt"><DIV><DIV><P><A href="" STYLE="text-decoration:underline;"><SPAN>Download the geodatabase</SPAN></A><SPAN> used in this service for more information.</SPAN></P><P><SPAN /></P><P><SPAN>Update frequency: as needed</SPAN></P><P><SPAN>Source: authoritative</SPAN></P><P><SPAN>Published: December 22, 2021</SPAN></P><P><SPAN>Contact: Shanna Dunn (</SPAN></P><P><SPAN /></P><P><SPAN>The National Marine Fisheries Service's (NMFS) West Coast Region (WCR) publishes this service for Endangered Species Act (ESA) critical habitat spatial data. The spatial data represent critical habitat locations; however, the complete description and official boundaries of critical habitat proposed or designated by NMFS are provided in proposed rules, final rules, and the Code of Federal Regulations (50 CFR 226). Official critical habitat boundaries may include regulatory text that modifies or clarifies maps and spatial data. Proposed rules, final rules, and the CFR also describe any areas that are excluded from critical habitat or otherwise not part of critical habitat (e.g., ineligible areas), some of which have not been clipped out of the spatial data. </SPAN></P><P><SPAN /></P><P><SPAN>Layers are organized by ESA listed entities. A listed entity can be a species, subspecies, distinct population segment (DPS), or evolutionarily significant unit (ESU). Some listed entities have critical habitat located in the West Coast Region and in other regions (e.g., Alaska Region, Southeast Region). NMFS and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service share jurisdiction of some listed entities; this service does not include U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service data. Critical habitat has not been designated for all listed entities.</SPAN></P><P><SPAN /></P><P><SPAN>Generally, each listed entity has one layer. However, a listed entity may have critical habitat locations represented by both lines and polygons. In these instances, "_poly" and "_line" are appended to the layer names to differentiate between the spatial data types. Lines represent rivers, streams, or beaches and polygons represent waterbodies, marine areas, estuaries, marshes, or watersheds. The 8 digit date (YYYYMMDD) in each layer name is the publication date of the proposed or final rule in the </SPAN><A href="" STYLE="text-decoration:underline;"><SPAN STYLE="text-decoration:underline;"><SPAN>Federal Register</SPAN></SPAN></A><SPAN><SPAN>. </SPAN></SPAN></P><P><SPAN /><SPAN /></P><P><SPAN>Both proposed and designated critical habitat are included in this service. To differentiate between these categories, all proposed critical habitat layers begin with "Proposed_". Proposed critical habitat will be replaced by final designations soon after a final rule is published in the Federal Register. This service version may not include spatial data for recently proposed, modified, or designated critical habitat. Additionally, spatial data are not available for the designated critical habitat of the Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast coho salmon ESU and the Snake River spring/summer-run Chinook salmon ESU. NMFS' West Coast Region will add these spatial data when they become available. In the meantime, please consult the final rules or CFR.</SPAN></P><P><SPAN /></P><P><SPAN><SPAN>The "All_WCR_critical_habitat" layer group includes merged line and polygon layers that contain all available spatial data for critical habitat proposed or designated by NMFS in the West Coast Region; therefore, these layers contain overlapping features.</SPAN></SPAN></P><P><SPAN /></P><P><A href=";mc=true&amp;node=se50.2.17_111&amp;rgn=div8" STYLE="text-decoration:underline;"><SPAN STYLE="text-decoration:underline;"><SPAN>eCFR official ESA list</SPAN></SPAN></A></P><P><A href=";mc=true&amp;tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title50/50cfr226_main_02.tpl" STYLE="text-decoration:underline;"><SPAN STYLE="text-decoration:underline;"><SPAN>eCFR official NMFS critical habitat designations</SPAN></SPAN></A></P><P><A href="" STYLE="text-decoration:underline;"><SPAN STYLE="text-decoration:underline;"><SPAN>NMFS critical habitat website</SPAN></SPAN></A></P><P><A href="" STYLE="text-decoration:underline;"><SPAN STYLE="text-decoration:underline;"><SPAN>NMFS maps and GIS data directory</SPAN></SPAN></A></P><P><A href="" STYLE="text-decoration:underline;"><SPAN STYLE="text-decoration:underline;"><SPAN>NMFS ESA threatened and endangered species directory</SPAN></SPAN></A></P><P><A href=";field_authority_value%5BESA%5D=ESA&amp;sort_%E2%80%A6" STYLE="text-decoration:underline;"><SPAN STYLE="text-decoration:underline;"><SPAN>NMFS ESA regulations and actions directory</SPAN></SPAN></A></P></DIV></DIV></DIV>
licenseInfo: <DIV STYLE="text-align:Left;font-size:12pt"><P STYLE="font-size:16ptmargin:7 0 7 0;"><SPAN><SPAN>These spatial data are not the official legal definitions of critical habitat. Proposed rules, final rules, and the Code of Federal Regulations (50 CFR 226) are the official sources of critical habitat.</SPAN></SPAN></P></DIV>
title: NMFS WCR ESA Critical Habitat
type: Map Service
tags: ["National Marine Fisheries Service","NMFS","Endangered Species Act","ESA","West Coast Region","WCR","critical habitat"]
culture: en-US
name: NMFS_WCR_ESA_Critical_Habitat
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minScale: 0
spatialReference: WGS_1984_Web_Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere