Determining the extent to which CH can be identified can be a challenging process. The objectives of the toolbox are to provide a broad framework and associated guidance and decision tracking materials in order to improve consistency and transparency in the CH identification process. Where appropriate and possible, thresholds beyond which destruction would occur should be provided. Refer to Section XX for a description of how critical habitat within these areas is defined. CH must always be identified "to the extent possible". If the answer to any of the sensitivity criteria is "yes", conduct a more detailed analysis by going to part D, using the scale at which the candidate CH is identified. Also absent was one component of habitat (i.e. The framework for what is considered adequate will be dependent on: Knowledge gaps relating to either the Broad Approach or the species characteristics identified here may directly inform any resultant schedule of studies. Table xx:  [x] x [x] km standardized UTM grid squares within which critical habitat for [Species name] in Canada is found. For example, suppose there is a species of moss that is at risk and occurs in an area where ranching is common, and has been for over 100 years (i.e., an anthropogenically-modified grassland landscape containing introduced species, fire suppression). Endangered Species Act-ESA. This activity can have cumulative and/or direct effects; a single occurrence could cause destruction of critical habitat, at any time throughout the year. Where detailed mapping is not presented in the recovery document and the precise location of critical habitat would be difficult to determine based on the information provided in the recovery document, it should be made clear that additional information on the location of CH exists, and may be requested to support protection of the species and its habitat. A summary of how CH is presented should be clearly outlined within the text of the recovery document. stream The identification of CH in federal recovery documents is reviewed by partners, stakeholders and jurisdictions and is also open to a public consultation process. In cases where grid squares fall on the transition between UTM zones, resulting in partial grid squares, text should be included to explain this for the reader. It applies only to federal projects, federally funded activities and federally permitted activities. Clicking on the following link will open the CH Decision Tracking Workbook: Objectives: To ensure that the population and distribution objectives and recovery planning timelines are clearly stated and considered at the outset of the CH identification process. Please note that recovery documents are public documents and should be written in plain language. All known information sources should be assessed to determine if they are available to ECCC for identifying CH. CH boundaries should be identified based on the best available information (ecological and biological relevance), not socio-economic orientation (for example, deliberately truncated to align with particular land parcel boundaries or land designations), such that ALTD and identified CH boundaries are mutually relevant. Is the type of data required restrictive (e.g., particular variables are required - for example to identify CH for a bird species, is call/playback information sufficient or is nest confirmation required)? Recovery practitioners should use the best available information to identify CH to the extent possible, following Steps 1-5 in the Broad Framework (Figure 1), and do so in the absence of presentation considerations and limitations. Double click on the Map Package file - it should open. The information available at this time is insufficient to develop a threshold for this activity and no research has been completed to evaluate domestic livestock numbers or impacts of their grazing. To access the geodatabase containing the feature classes of these standardized grids please contact: ec.planificationduretablissement-recoveryplanning.ec@canada.ca. There will always be new information that may necessitate updates to CH, but the question is whether there are any known information sources or criteria (i.e., available, adequate data) that are restricting or preventing CH identification at this time, for one or more populations/subpopulations (or other appropriate unit qualifier). It outlines the process and considerations that should be taken when evaluating the sensitivity of a species to information release in relation to the scale at which the candidate CH was identified. In these cases, noting that the identification of CH is "partial" provides clarity that additional CH will need to be identified to achieve the population and distribution objectives. A multi-jurisdictional working group is currently developing an implementation and guidance document and workbook for setting Population and Distribution objectives. It is not possible to develop a threshold for disturbance in relation to this activity due to the lack of studies regarding this activity. You will not receive a reply. This will help determine if identified sensitivity concerns are focused to one particular spot, or if it is of broader concern across units (i.e., named landscapes, areas, or sites). Herbicide drift is a widespread threat that is low level concern that does not have to occur within the bounds of critical habitat to cause destruction. New questions in English. This document includes references to two additional guidance documents - a 2010 guide to completing recovery strategies, and a 2012 guide to completing action plans. In some cases no additional information may be available. The recovery practitioner should note that threats are linked to activities causing habitat destruction; that is, the "Threats" and "Activities Likely to Destroy" sections need to align in a logical manner. [please provide a list and clear description of biophysical attributes]: [specify Figure #s or Table #s - please complete the remainder of Steps 5-6 of Broad Framework in the Decision Tracking Workbook before finalizing Figures and see additional text in Step 6 below], Not all grid squares shown are complete, due to projection differences between UTM zones, Not all grid squares are complete, due to projection differences between UTM zones. In cases where both the detailed mapping and the Standardized UTM grid squares are presented, the standard figure caption wording provided below should be included to explain where the CH occurs within the UTM grid squares. However, this could mean the CH being identified is not sufficient to meet the population and distribution objectives because entire populations or types of habitat do not have CH identified due to a lack of available/adequate information. This workbook ensures consistency in the factors considered in identifying CH. In many cases, this will be more challenging than site-based activities because the linkage between activity and destruction of CH is not as direct/intuitive. This standardized national grid system is used to indicate the general geographic area containing critical habitat; detailed critical habitat mapping is not shown. Total = 252 ha in 5 critical habitat units. Activities described in Table [insert table number] * include those likely to cause destruction of critical habitat for the species; however, destructive activities are not limited to those listed.". The designation of critical habitat is a feature of endangered species protection laws in many countries. Grids are nested within each other, where there are a hundred 1 x 1 km grid squares within a 10 x 10 km grid square, and a hundred 10 x 10 km grid squares within a 100 x 100 km grid square. As required, the recovery practitioner may seek expert opinion/advice for example, to clarify details of available information. This federal recovery strategy identifies critical habitat to the extent possible, based on the best available information for [insert species name]; more precise boundaries may be mapped, and additional critical habitat may be added in the future if additional research supports the inclusion of areas beyond those currently identified. Can the species be detected and/or identified from a long distance away (e.g., a bird species with a loud, distinctive song or a large mammal in an open landscape)? (*) The UTM grid square(s) shown on these figures is/are part of a standardized national grid system that highlights the general geographic area containing critical habitat, for land use planning and/or environmental assessment purposes. This unique alphanumeric code is based on the methodology produced from the Breeding Bird Atlases of Canada (See Bird Studies Canada for more information on breeding bird atlases). standardized UTM grid square at the intersection of UTM zones are merged with their adjacent grid squares. In this circumstance the recovery practitioner should request advice from COSEWIC. The SAR has been surveyed at one of the eight known sites every 5 years or so for the past 25 years. It is important to ensure that the CH identification process is consistent nationally, that the approaches and criteria used are well documented and that decisions made are transparent. Federal agencies are required to consult with the U.S. More information on this is provided later in this guidance document and in the Decision Tracking Workbook. Effects may be immediate or long-term, and cumulative." The Broad Approaches diagram legend includes additional details and examples for each of the scales in order to provide the recovery practitioner with context. The following guidance is meant to help the recovery practitioner complete a sensitivity assessment after candidate CH is identified. For example, if partial grid squares are shown in a CH map, the following text should be added to the figure caption: Save a copy of the Map Package to your personal drive. Note that not all of these details may be appropriate to include and/or summarize in the portion of the table presented in the public document. As stated above, all known data sets should be documented to the best of the recovery practitioner's ability. This may influence how CH is presented for that jurisdiction (i.e., as a consequence of data sharing protocols) but potentially not for other jurisdictions. Accordingly, the recovery practitioner should be careful in making presumption and/or speculation regarding site-specific likelihood within the recovery strategy. CH ID Broad Approach: Site Scale of Reference: 1:1 - 1:15,000 Example CH ID Method: Occupied suitable habitat patch which may also include unoccupied suitable habitat within a specified distance and/or contigous to occupied habitat mapping at the scale of individuals or clusters of individuals; may apply critical function zone; land classification polygon, etc. The following guidance and associated Step 3 spreadsheet within the Workbook provide a process for determining to what extent CH can be identified, by summarizing and tracking decisions around the assessment (i.e., adequacy) of available information. The Decision Tracking Workbook includes a place to summarize the Broad Approach identified and explain how it influences the assessment of whether available information is adequate. "Understanding what constitutes destruction of critical habitat is necessary for the protection and management of critical habitat. Critical Habitat is a description of the areas of the planet of highest biodiversity conservation. The amount of required habitat may be fixed (e.g., 10,000 ha) bu the precise locations of the habitat is not identified. The refuge preserves the warm water spring havens, which provide critical habitat for the manatee populations that migrate here each winter. These considerations may be in accordance with, or at odds with objectives outlined in the presentation section above. Objectives: To develop criteria for data used in CH identification, and to assess whether the available information (as summarized in Step 2) is adequate for CH identification. The process for assessing species sensitivity to information release comprises 5 parts (i.e., Parts A-E, below). ECCC has also developed a 50 x 50 km grid system to help address sensitivity issues. Note, however, that draft recovery documents do not have to include the term "candidate critical habitat". This text accounts for the different criteria that may be used in identifying CH and prompts the reader back to the CH identification section to understand what is, or is not, CH. This will in most cases be linked to the threats listed in the threats section. <>/Font<>/XObject<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/Annots[ 11 0 R 12 0 R] /MediaBox[ 0 0 595.2 841.8] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> Each step in the Broad Framework is explored and documented in detail in the CH Identification Decision Tracking Workbook. (2) Has CH been identified in other circumstances? If your computer has been upgraded to Windows 7 and you are working off Terminal Services follow these steps: If you are not working off Terminal Services (e.g., contractor): You should be able to double click and open the files below; if you have trouble you may have to save the file to your hard drive and open it from there. See Appendix 1 for further information on this methodology. Case A. Although not required, including the name of the Federal Protected Area in the recovery document will support the use of incorporation by reference in preparing descriptions of critical habitat for publication in the Canada Gazette, which is the recommended approach. Destruction may result from a single or multiple activities at one point in time or from the cumulative effects of one or more activities over time. dvL��H�y?\&�t���i�H����p��W��=�b�jDR8�4�% endobj Rather, it is designed to be flexible enough to adapt to the various situations encountered by recovery practitioners, but structured enough to provide consistency in how CH is identified and presented. This will allow for unique alphanumeric codes of these different sized grids (depending on the scale of the CH identification) for further cross-referencing between species and for prioritizing areas for conservation and / or stewardship. Heavy grazing practices may degrade critical habitat directly or indirectly through soil compaction, introduction of invasive alien species, and altering the composition and structure of the native plant communities. The original implementation guidance is inserted below, piece by piece, in its entirety, within the outlined text boxes. For example, CH should not be 'included' in a recovery document and then removed (e.g., in a confidential appendix) before it is posted on the SARA Public Registry as there is no practical benefit to doing this: under SARA this constitutes no identification, and hence, there can be no corresponding protection. Critical habitat for [species name] in Canada occurs within the shaded yellow polygon(s) (unit(s)) where the critical habitat criteria and methodology described in this section are met. Juvenile Puget Sound Chinook salmon spend their first critical months in saltwater feeding and growing in the sheltered water of nearshore habitat. [optional]: Detailed methods and decision-making processes relating to critical habitat identification are archived in a supporting document.]. For ECCC employees the map packages may also be found and downloaded from here: Figure 3 shows a representation of CH that includes detailed mapping of CH and the Standardized UTM grid method of presenting CH. Disturbance by observation (any observation or related activity that has the potential to disturb). If a workbook has been completed for the setting of Population and Distribution Objectives, please refer to Step 1 of that document to avoid duplication of efforts. Fish and Wildlife Service on actions they carry out, fund, or authorize to ensure that their actions will not destroy or adversely modify critical habitat. It is specific geographic areas that contain features essential to the conservation of an endangered or threatened species and that may require special management and protection. The CH Identification Broad Framework (hereafter Broad Framework) provides a stepwise overview of the process to identify CH, from the initial consideration of the population and distribution objectives for the species through to the presentation of CH in a recovery document (Figure 1). Step 6 is followed by the protection assessment process. Government of Canada. In this case the impact of a particular activity (in defined scope and implementation) may be beneficial at certain times, but negative at other times, in addition to considering seasonal influences (as described above). Where CH identification is partially identified, or where CH cannot be identified, please indicate whether the availability, and/or the adequacy, of the information is a limiting factor. Where Environment and Climate Change Canada is in possession of information that is not available publicly, or there are restrictions on the use of that information, Environment and Climate Change Canada will work with the primary holder of that information to secure permission for its use in defining the biophysical attributes and geographical area that makes up critical habitat. It is acknowledged that CH identification methodology cannot be entirely prescriptive, owing to the wide variation in factors and spatial and temporal considerations that are relevant to each species. Examples of CH identification methods which may be appropriate for each scale are provided (e.g., at a landscape or area scale, broader ecosystem mapping may be appropriate whereas at a site scale, using a specified distance around actual occurrences, i.e., critical function zone, may be appropriate). Where necessary, and where warranted by sensitivity concerns, CH may be presented in the public document at a scale that minimizes the likelihood of harm to the species or its habitat, while more detailed information is provided to landowners and land managers that will be directly affected by the identification and protection (i.e., activities likely to destroy critical habitat); please refer to the following section on presentation of CH in recovery documents (Step 6) for more information on this topic. Documenting this information will assist with future revisions to CH for a given species and/or help with future evaluations of how ECCC is approaching the identification of CH. When the U.S. If timing plays a role in the impact of the activity (e.g., time of day or year), include those details. 9 0 obj Government of Canada. Five UTM bands occur in Canada and span from the southern T-band, which begins at 40 latitude, to the northern X-band, which begins at 72. In some cases, it may be appropriate for critical habitat to be identified at more than one scale (e.g., a species could have most populations with CH identified at an area-level, with one population with CH identified at a site-level). The end of step 4 results in the candidate critical habitat being identified. Following this, step 5 is reached. The ESA requires that critical habitat be designated at the time of or within one year of a species being placed on the endangered list. There may be situations where, by chance, the placement of a grid square or description of CH inadvertently pinpoints the location of CH for a sensitive species. In instances when the degree to which the information should be restricted is not specific enough, further clarification may be sought from COSEWIC. What is the differences of Aquatic Habitat of the plant and Terrestrial Habitat of the plant - 7205475 1. <> [If required] standardized UTM grid square at the intersection of UTM zones are merged with their adjacent grid squares. 4 0 obj A concise summary statement on the completeness of the CH identification should be included in the recovery document, along with some brief explanatory text. The candidate CH is assessed in relation to the scale at which the majority of activities likely to destroy critical habitat are described. 8 0 obj Critical habitat for [species name] in Canada occurs within the [x] x [x] km standardized UTM grid squares where the critical habitat criteria and methodology described in this section are met. provide a qualifier, and describe the activity in the most direct manner possible - the SAR is not likely to be grazed, but rather be impacted by livestock using the habitat). Naming an industrial sector, for example, is insufficient. 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Verbal Instructions Provided To Beginners Should Be, Healthcare Workplace Safety Topics, Marathon Runner Height, Canon Rebel T6 Settings For Indoor, Axa Equitable Group Pension, Custom Ink Masks Review, Tile Warehouse Hamilton, Ge Ice Maker Wr30x10093 Troubleshooting, " /> Determining the extent to which CH can be identified can be a challenging process. The objectives of the toolbox are to provide a broad framework and associated guidance and decision tracking materials in order to improve consistency and transparency in the CH identification process. Where appropriate and possible, thresholds beyond which destruction would occur should be provided. Refer to Section XX for a description of how critical habitat within these areas is defined. CH must always be identified "to the extent possible". If the answer to any of the sensitivity criteria is "yes", conduct a more detailed analysis by going to part D, using the scale at which the candidate CH is identified. Also absent was one component of habitat (i.e. The framework for what is considered adequate will be dependent on: Knowledge gaps relating to either the Broad Approach or the species characteristics identified here may directly inform any resultant schedule of studies. Table xx:  [x] x [x] km standardized UTM grid squares within which critical habitat for [Species name] in Canada is found. For example, suppose there is a species of moss that is at risk and occurs in an area where ranching is common, and has been for over 100 years (i.e., an anthropogenically-modified grassland landscape containing introduced species, fire suppression). Endangered Species Act-ESA. This activity can have cumulative and/or direct effects; a single occurrence could cause destruction of critical habitat, at any time throughout the year. Where detailed mapping is not presented in the recovery document and the precise location of critical habitat would be difficult to determine based on the information provided in the recovery document, it should be made clear that additional information on the location of CH exists, and may be requested to support protection of the species and its habitat. A summary of how CH is presented should be clearly outlined within the text of the recovery document. stream The identification of CH in federal recovery documents is reviewed by partners, stakeholders and jurisdictions and is also open to a public consultation process. In cases where grid squares fall on the transition between UTM zones, resulting in partial grid squares, text should be included to explain this for the reader. It applies only to federal projects, federally funded activities and federally permitted activities. Clicking on the following link will open the CH Decision Tracking Workbook: Objectives: To ensure that the population and distribution objectives and recovery planning timelines are clearly stated and considered at the outset of the CH identification process. Please note that recovery documents are public documents and should be written in plain language. All known information sources should be assessed to determine if they are available to ECCC for identifying CH. CH boundaries should be identified based on the best available information (ecological and biological relevance), not socio-economic orientation (for example, deliberately truncated to align with particular land parcel boundaries or land designations), such that ALTD and identified CH boundaries are mutually relevant. Is the type of data required restrictive (e.g., particular variables are required - for example to identify CH for a bird species, is call/playback information sufficient or is nest confirmation required)? Recovery practitioners should use the best available information to identify CH to the extent possible, following Steps 1-5 in the Broad Framework (Figure 1), and do so in the absence of presentation considerations and limitations. Double click on the Map Package file - it should open. The information available at this time is insufficient to develop a threshold for this activity and no research has been completed to evaluate domestic livestock numbers or impacts of their grazing. To access the geodatabase containing the feature classes of these standardized grids please contact: ec.planificationduretablissement-recoveryplanning.ec@canada.ca. There will always be new information that may necessitate updates to CH, but the question is whether there are any known information sources or criteria (i.e., available, adequate data) that are restricting or preventing CH identification at this time, for one or more populations/subpopulations (or other appropriate unit qualifier). It outlines the process and considerations that should be taken when evaluating the sensitivity of a species to information release in relation to the scale at which the candidate CH was identified. In these cases, noting that the identification of CH is "partial" provides clarity that additional CH will need to be identified to achieve the population and distribution objectives. A multi-jurisdictional working group is currently developing an implementation and guidance document and workbook for setting Population and Distribution objectives. It is not possible to develop a threshold for disturbance in relation to this activity due to the lack of studies regarding this activity. You will not receive a reply. This will help determine if identified sensitivity concerns are focused to one particular spot, or if it is of broader concern across units (i.e., named landscapes, areas, or sites). Herbicide drift is a widespread threat that is low level concern that does not have to occur within the bounds of critical habitat to cause destruction. New questions in English. This document includes references to two additional guidance documents - a 2010 guide to completing recovery strategies, and a 2012 guide to completing action plans. In some cases no additional information may be available. The recovery practitioner should note that threats are linked to activities causing habitat destruction; that is, the "Threats" and "Activities Likely to Destroy" sections need to align in a logical manner. [please provide a list and clear description of biophysical attributes]: [specify Figure #s or Table #s - please complete the remainder of Steps 5-6 of Broad Framework in the Decision Tracking Workbook before finalizing Figures and see additional text in Step 6 below], Not all grid squares shown are complete, due to projection differences between UTM zones, Not all grid squares are complete, due to projection differences between UTM zones. In cases where both the detailed mapping and the Standardized UTM grid squares are presented, the standard figure caption wording provided below should be included to explain where the CH occurs within the UTM grid squares. However, this could mean the CH being identified is not sufficient to meet the population and distribution objectives because entire populations or types of habitat do not have CH identified due to a lack of available/adequate information. This workbook ensures consistency in the factors considered in identifying CH. In many cases, this will be more challenging than site-based activities because the linkage between activity and destruction of CH is not as direct/intuitive. This standardized national grid system is used to indicate the general geographic area containing critical habitat; detailed critical habitat mapping is not shown. Total = 252 ha in 5 critical habitat units. Activities described in Table [insert table number] * include those likely to cause destruction of critical habitat for the species; however, destructive activities are not limited to those listed.". The designation of critical habitat is a feature of endangered species protection laws in many countries. Grids are nested within each other, where there are a hundred 1 x 1 km grid squares within a 10 x 10 km grid square, and a hundred 10 x 10 km grid squares within a 100 x 100 km grid square. As required, the recovery practitioner may seek expert opinion/advice for example, to clarify details of available information. This federal recovery strategy identifies critical habitat to the extent possible, based on the best available information for [insert species name]; more precise boundaries may be mapped, and additional critical habitat may be added in the future if additional research supports the inclusion of areas beyond those currently identified. Can the species be detected and/or identified from a long distance away (e.g., a bird species with a loud, distinctive song or a large mammal in an open landscape)? (*) The UTM grid square(s) shown on these figures is/are part of a standardized national grid system that highlights the general geographic area containing critical habitat, for land use planning and/or environmental assessment purposes. This unique alphanumeric code is based on the methodology produced from the Breeding Bird Atlases of Canada (See Bird Studies Canada for more information on breeding bird atlases). standardized UTM grid square at the intersection of UTM zones are merged with their adjacent grid squares. In this circumstance the recovery practitioner should request advice from COSEWIC. The SAR has been surveyed at one of the eight known sites every 5 years or so for the past 25 years. It is important to ensure that the CH identification process is consistent nationally, that the approaches and criteria used are well documented and that decisions made are transparent. Federal agencies are required to consult with the U.S. More information on this is provided later in this guidance document and in the Decision Tracking Workbook. Effects may be immediate or long-term, and cumulative." The Broad Approaches diagram legend includes additional details and examples for each of the scales in order to provide the recovery practitioner with context. The following guidance is meant to help the recovery practitioner complete a sensitivity assessment after candidate CH is identified. For example, if partial grid squares are shown in a CH map, the following text should be added to the figure caption: Save a copy of the Map Package to your personal drive. Note that not all of these details may be appropriate to include and/or summarize in the portion of the table presented in the public document. As stated above, all known data sets should be documented to the best of the recovery practitioner's ability. This may influence how CH is presented for that jurisdiction (i.e., as a consequence of data sharing protocols) but potentially not for other jurisdictions. Accordingly, the recovery practitioner should be careful in making presumption and/or speculation regarding site-specific likelihood within the recovery strategy. CH ID Broad Approach: Site Scale of Reference: 1:1 - 1:15,000 Example CH ID Method: Occupied suitable habitat patch which may also include unoccupied suitable habitat within a specified distance and/or contigous to occupied habitat mapping at the scale of individuals or clusters of individuals; may apply critical function zone; land classification polygon, etc. The following guidance and associated Step 3 spreadsheet within the Workbook provide a process for determining to what extent CH can be identified, by summarizing and tracking decisions around the assessment (i.e., adequacy) of available information. The Decision Tracking Workbook includes a place to summarize the Broad Approach identified and explain how it influences the assessment of whether available information is adequate. "Understanding what constitutes destruction of critical habitat is necessary for the protection and management of critical habitat. Critical Habitat is a description of the areas of the planet of highest biodiversity conservation. The amount of required habitat may be fixed (e.g., 10,000 ha) bu the precise locations of the habitat is not identified. The refuge preserves the warm water spring havens, which provide critical habitat for the manatee populations that migrate here each winter. These considerations may be in accordance with, or at odds with objectives outlined in the presentation section above. Objectives: To develop criteria for data used in CH identification, and to assess whether the available information (as summarized in Step 2) is adequate for CH identification. The process for assessing species sensitivity to information release comprises 5 parts (i.e., Parts A-E, below). ECCC has also developed a 50 x 50 km grid system to help address sensitivity issues. Note, however, that draft recovery documents do not have to include the term "candidate critical habitat". This text accounts for the different criteria that may be used in identifying CH and prompts the reader back to the CH identification section to understand what is, or is not, CH. This will in most cases be linked to the threats listed in the threats section. <>/Font<>/XObject<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/Annots[ 11 0 R 12 0 R] /MediaBox[ 0 0 595.2 841.8] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> Each step in the Broad Framework is explored and documented in detail in the CH Identification Decision Tracking Workbook. (2) Has CH been identified in other circumstances? If your computer has been upgraded to Windows 7 and you are working off Terminal Services follow these steps: If you are not working off Terminal Services (e.g., contractor): You should be able to double click and open the files below; if you have trouble you may have to save the file to your hard drive and open it from there. See Appendix 1 for further information on this methodology. Case A. Although not required, including the name of the Federal Protected Area in the recovery document will support the use of incorporation by reference in preparing descriptions of critical habitat for publication in the Canada Gazette, which is the recommended approach. Destruction may result from a single or multiple activities at one point in time or from the cumulative effects of one or more activities over time. dvL��H�y?\&�t���i�H����p��W��=�b�jDR8�4�% endobj Rather, it is designed to be flexible enough to adapt to the various situations encountered by recovery practitioners, but structured enough to provide consistency in how CH is identified and presented. This will allow for unique alphanumeric codes of these different sized grids (depending on the scale of the CH identification) for further cross-referencing between species and for prioritizing areas for conservation and / or stewardship. Heavy grazing practices may degrade critical habitat directly or indirectly through soil compaction, introduction of invasive alien species, and altering the composition and structure of the native plant communities. The original implementation guidance is inserted below, piece by piece, in its entirety, within the outlined text boxes. For example, CH should not be 'included' in a recovery document and then removed (e.g., in a confidential appendix) before it is posted on the SARA Public Registry as there is no practical benefit to doing this: under SARA this constitutes no identification, and hence, there can be no corresponding protection. Critical habitat for [species name] in Canada occurs within the shaded yellow polygon(s) (unit(s)) where the critical habitat criteria and methodology described in this section are met. Juvenile Puget Sound Chinook salmon spend their first critical months in saltwater feeding and growing in the sheltered water of nearshore habitat. [optional]: Detailed methods and decision-making processes relating to critical habitat identification are archived in a supporting document.]. For ECCC employees the map packages may also be found and downloaded from here: Figure 3 shows a representation of CH that includes detailed mapping of CH and the Standardized UTM grid method of presenting CH. Disturbance by observation (any observation or related activity that has the potential to disturb). If a workbook has been completed for the setting of Population and Distribution Objectives, please refer to Step 1 of that document to avoid duplication of efforts. Fish and Wildlife Service on actions they carry out, fund, or authorize to ensure that their actions will not destroy or adversely modify critical habitat. It is specific geographic areas that contain features essential to the conservation of an endangered or threatened species and that may require special management and protection. The CH Identification Broad Framework (hereafter Broad Framework) provides a stepwise overview of the process to identify CH, from the initial consideration of the population and distribution objectives for the species through to the presentation of CH in a recovery document (Figure 1). Step 6 is followed by the protection assessment process. Government of Canada. In this case the impact of a particular activity (in defined scope and implementation) may be beneficial at certain times, but negative at other times, in addition to considering seasonal influences (as described above). Where CH identification is partially identified, or where CH cannot be identified, please indicate whether the availability, and/or the adequacy, of the information is a limiting factor. Where Environment and Climate Change Canada is in possession of information that is not available publicly, or there are restrictions on the use of that information, Environment and Climate Change Canada will work with the primary holder of that information to secure permission for its use in defining the biophysical attributes and geographical area that makes up critical habitat. It is acknowledged that CH identification methodology cannot be entirely prescriptive, owing to the wide variation in factors and spatial and temporal considerations that are relevant to each species. Examples of CH identification methods which may be appropriate for each scale are provided (e.g., at a landscape or area scale, broader ecosystem mapping may be appropriate whereas at a site scale, using a specified distance around actual occurrences, i.e., critical function zone, may be appropriate). Where necessary, and where warranted by sensitivity concerns, CH may be presented in the public document at a scale that minimizes the likelihood of harm to the species or its habitat, while more detailed information is provided to landowners and land managers that will be directly affected by the identification and protection (i.e., activities likely to destroy critical habitat); please refer to the following section on presentation of CH in recovery documents (Step 6) for more information on this topic. Documenting this information will assist with future revisions to CH for a given species and/or help with future evaluations of how ECCC is approaching the identification of CH. When the U.S. If timing plays a role in the impact of the activity (e.g., time of day or year), include those details. 9 0 obj Government of Canada. Five UTM bands occur in Canada and span from the southern T-band, which begins at 40 latitude, to the northern X-band, which begins at 72. In some cases, it may be appropriate for critical habitat to be identified at more than one scale (e.g., a species could have most populations with CH identified at an area-level, with one population with CH identified at a site-level). The end of step 4 results in the candidate critical habitat being identified. Following this, step 5 is reached. The ESA requires that critical habitat be designated at the time of or within one year of a species being placed on the endangered list. There may be situations where, by chance, the placement of a grid square or description of CH inadvertently pinpoints the location of CH for a sensitive species. In instances when the degree to which the information should be restricted is not specific enough, further clarification may be sought from COSEWIC. What is the differences of Aquatic Habitat of the plant and Terrestrial Habitat of the plant - 7205475 1. <> [If required] standardized UTM grid square at the intersection of UTM zones are merged with their adjacent grid squares. 4 0 obj A concise summary statement on the completeness of the CH identification should be included in the recovery document, along with some brief explanatory text. The candidate CH is assessed in relation to the scale at which the majority of activities likely to destroy critical habitat are described. 8 0 obj Critical habitat for [species name] in Canada occurs within the [x] x [x] km standardized UTM grid squares where the critical habitat criteria and methodology described in this section are met. provide a qualifier, and describe the activity in the most direct manner possible - the SAR is not likely to be grazed, but rather be impacted by livestock using the habitat). Naming an industrial sector, for example, is insufficient. It was supposed that the species regenerated from spores banked in the soil, and that the heavy livestock use had resulted in larger amounts of suitable habitat (i.e., bare, disturbed soil). Therefore, the recovery practitioner should consider the selection of ALTD in that context. 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Includes Proposed critical habitat. This toolbox builds on the years of experience in the process of CH identification nationally and has benefited from substantial previous work on CH by Environment and Climate Change Canada, as well as other SARA responsible agencies and partners. Oleh pengajarku Diposting pada Oktober 12, 2020. A footnote should explain why the UTM grid was not used for the species. Note that the use of subheadings may be a useful way to present in a logical flow, the criteria and methods used in the determination of critical habitat. The purpose of presenting CH utilizing these standard approaches is to: CH files need to be stored on an Environment and Climate Change Canada server so that the information is secure and backed up regularly. Should the workbook be updated as the recovery document moves through the review process, or if information or methodology is changed at a later stage, this should be reflected and tracked within the workbook. Regional offices can use variations of this naming convention for their internal file management. In other words, use language to explain how the habitat is damaged such that it does not support the survival/recovery of individuals. Areas for particular attention are shown in italicized text. Critical habitat is the specific areas within the geographic area, occupied by the species at the time it was listed, that contain the physical or biological features that are essential to the conservation of endangered and threatened species and that may need special management or protection. A map may be included to help identify critical habitat or the area within which critical habitat is found (a standard map template is available); If all of the critical habitat cannot be identified based on the best available information, then critical habitat will be identified to the extent possible. Locate the Map Package file using the Citrix version of Windows Explorer. %PDF-1.5 Please refer to Step 5B of the Decision Tracking Workbook for further guidance. endobj ), how and when this will be acquired, and how this affects the overall identification of CH. Critical habitat for [insert species name] is identified at [insert number, and appropriate landscape/area/site location unit qualifier, i.e., geographic location units] in [province/region]. The information available at this time is insufficient to develop a threshold for this activity. The examples of activities will be considered directly within the protection assessment process. Ed. However, the fact that there will be better and/or more information on which to base CH identification at some point in the future cannot be used as a reason to delay identifying CH to the extent possible, based on the best information available at this time (unless SARA timelines permit time for particular knowledge gaps to be addressed). Destruction may result from a single or multiple activities at one point in time or from the cumulative effects of one or more activities over time. Thus grids may be scaled up or down within the 100 x 100 km grid alphanumeric code system, and will refer to a unique location in the country by the combination of unique alphanumeric code and lower southwest corner coordinates. <> Note that the description of CH attributes could further narrow down the location of CH. locally abundant in several habitats but restricted geographically). Determine method of CH ID that is to be applied to available, adequate data, Result Candidate critical habitat is identified [Standard Data Attributes and Data Storage*], B. in relation to CH ID Broad Approaches*& ALTD, C. in relation to Sensitivity Concerns (Sensitivity Assessment), 6. The adequacy of available information is summarized for each population (or other appropriate unit qualifier) to determine what knowledge gaps may affect CH identification, and to develop a schedule of studies (where required). After step 5, there are 3 possibilities:  1) if CH ID is partial or none, then either a) if SARA timelines permit, complete (additional) field work or reassess available information for potential alternative approaches or methods, otherwise, b) include a schedule of studies, 2) provide a summary of activities likely to destroy CH, then begin protection assessment process, or 3) go directly to step 6. The recovery practitioner should recall that: The habitat that is necessary for the survival or recovery of a listed wildlife species and that is identified as the species' critical habitat in the recovery strategy or in an action plan for the species. Concerns about data sensitivity, and constraints in presentation are addressed later in the process: Detailed methods and decision-making processes relating to CH identification are documented within the Decision Tracking Workbook. With respect to any activities that originate outside the geospatial boundaries of the identified CH, and/or which are cumulative in nature, it will be important to provide sufficient information to inform the protection assessment and the management of those activities so that CH is not destroyed. If COSEWIC has advised that information regarding a species' location or its habitat should not be released, the nature of this advice will need to be interpreted. Land tenure is provided as an approximation of the types of land ownership that exist at the critical habitat units and should be used for guidance purposes only. Consider strategic-level land use planning, eco-region mapping, provincial or regional-scale land-use planning. All activities should be related to a "threat" identified in the preceding section of the recovery strategy; i.e., new threats should not be introduced (via description of an activity) in the ALTD section. Develop Criteria for CH Identification Step 4. [insert number, and appropriate landscape/area/site location unit qualifier, i.e., geographic location units], [insert summary of information from Step 4A - i.e., type of spatial data used, criteria for use, rationale for what constitutes available/adequate information], [insert information from Step 4B - type of method applied to available/adequate information e.g., critical function zone or ecosystem mapping, whether the most detailed critical habitat identification is stand-alone spatially and/or in combination with stated biophysical attributes, and brief summary of supporting rationale for applying this method to available/adequate information in determining what is critical habitat]. Other options, such as using the National Topographic System (NTS; larger rectangles) could be considered when the UTM grid poses significant sensitivity issues. If the critical habitat map appears in . Destruction is determined on a case by case basis. The area presented is that of the unit(s) containing critical habitat (rounded up to the nearest 1 ha); therefore, the actual area of critical habitat may be significantly less. Note the intent of this section is to assist the recovery practitioner through the thought process of CH identification by ensuring relevant scale considerations are made from the outset; these considerations are important for assessing the adequacy of data, as well for determining the method of CH identification itself. Above the legend, the species common name and Latin name are provided as well as the location of the map based on county or region, province, and unit/grid identifier. A 50 km grid option within this system is also available which includes an additional alphabetic code (A-D) attached to the 100 x 100 km grid naming convention (there are four 50 x 50 km grid squares within a 100 x 100 km grid square). The following is a summary of the approach to assess the adequacy of available information, as it appears in the companion Workbook: All potential information sources should be assessed for adequacy; that is, what information is considered appropriate to inform CH identification (including considerations of relevance, and reliability). <> Determining the extent to which CH can be identified can be a challenging process. The objectives of the toolbox are to provide a broad framework and associated guidance and decision tracking materials in order to improve consistency and transparency in the CH identification process. Where appropriate and possible, thresholds beyond which destruction would occur should be provided. Refer to Section XX for a description of how critical habitat within these areas is defined. CH must always be identified "to the extent possible". If the answer to any of the sensitivity criteria is "yes", conduct a more detailed analysis by going to part D, using the scale at which the candidate CH is identified. Also absent was one component of habitat (i.e. The framework for what is considered adequate will be dependent on: Knowledge gaps relating to either the Broad Approach or the species characteristics identified here may directly inform any resultant schedule of studies. Table xx:  [x] x [x] km standardized UTM grid squares within which critical habitat for [Species name] in Canada is found. For example, suppose there is a species of moss that is at risk and occurs in an area where ranching is common, and has been for over 100 years (i.e., an anthropogenically-modified grassland landscape containing introduced species, fire suppression). Endangered Species Act-ESA. This activity can have cumulative and/or direct effects; a single occurrence could cause destruction of critical habitat, at any time throughout the year. Where detailed mapping is not presented in the recovery document and the precise location of critical habitat would be difficult to determine based on the information provided in the recovery document, it should be made clear that additional information on the location of CH exists, and may be requested to support protection of the species and its habitat. A summary of how CH is presented should be clearly outlined within the text of the recovery document. stream The identification of CH in federal recovery documents is reviewed by partners, stakeholders and jurisdictions and is also open to a public consultation process. In cases where grid squares fall on the transition between UTM zones, resulting in partial grid squares, text should be included to explain this for the reader. It applies only to federal projects, federally funded activities and federally permitted activities. Clicking on the following link will open the CH Decision Tracking Workbook: Objectives: To ensure that the population and distribution objectives and recovery planning timelines are clearly stated and considered at the outset of the CH identification process. Please note that recovery documents are public documents and should be written in plain language. All known information sources should be assessed to determine if they are available to ECCC for identifying CH. CH boundaries should be identified based on the best available information (ecological and biological relevance), not socio-economic orientation (for example, deliberately truncated to align with particular land parcel boundaries or land designations), such that ALTD and identified CH boundaries are mutually relevant. Is the type of data required restrictive (e.g., particular variables are required - for example to identify CH for a bird species, is call/playback information sufficient or is nest confirmation required)? Recovery practitioners should use the best available information to identify CH to the extent possible, following Steps 1-5 in the Broad Framework (Figure 1), and do so in the absence of presentation considerations and limitations. Double click on the Map Package file - it should open. The information available at this time is insufficient to develop a threshold for this activity and no research has been completed to evaluate domestic livestock numbers or impacts of their grazing. To access the geodatabase containing the feature classes of these standardized grids please contact: ec.planificationduretablissement-recoveryplanning.ec@canada.ca. There will always be new information that may necessitate updates to CH, but the question is whether there are any known information sources or criteria (i.e., available, adequate data) that are restricting or preventing CH identification at this time, for one or more populations/subpopulations (or other appropriate unit qualifier). It outlines the process and considerations that should be taken when evaluating the sensitivity of a species to information release in relation to the scale at which the candidate CH was identified. In these cases, noting that the identification of CH is "partial" provides clarity that additional CH will need to be identified to achieve the population and distribution objectives. A multi-jurisdictional working group is currently developing an implementation and guidance document and workbook for setting Population and Distribution objectives. It is not possible to develop a threshold for disturbance in relation to this activity due to the lack of studies regarding this activity. You will not receive a reply. This will help determine if identified sensitivity concerns are focused to one particular spot, or if it is of broader concern across units (i.e., named landscapes, areas, or sites). Herbicide drift is a widespread threat that is low level concern that does not have to occur within the bounds of critical habitat to cause destruction. New questions in English. This document includes references to two additional guidance documents - a 2010 guide to completing recovery strategies, and a 2012 guide to completing action plans. In some cases no additional information may be available. The recovery practitioner should note that threats are linked to activities causing habitat destruction; that is, the "Threats" and "Activities Likely to Destroy" sections need to align in a logical manner. [please provide a list and clear description of biophysical attributes]: [specify Figure #s or Table #s - please complete the remainder of Steps 5-6 of Broad Framework in the Decision Tracking Workbook before finalizing Figures and see additional text in Step 6 below], Not all grid squares shown are complete, due to projection differences between UTM zones, Not all grid squares are complete, due to projection differences between UTM zones. In cases where both the detailed mapping and the Standardized UTM grid squares are presented, the standard figure caption wording provided below should be included to explain where the CH occurs within the UTM grid squares. However, this could mean the CH being identified is not sufficient to meet the population and distribution objectives because entire populations or types of habitat do not have CH identified due to a lack of available/adequate information. This workbook ensures consistency in the factors considered in identifying CH. In many cases, this will be more challenging than site-based activities because the linkage between activity and destruction of CH is not as direct/intuitive. This standardized national grid system is used to indicate the general geographic area containing critical habitat; detailed critical habitat mapping is not shown. Total = 252 ha in 5 critical habitat units. Activities described in Table [insert table number] * include those likely to cause destruction of critical habitat for the species; however, destructive activities are not limited to those listed.". The designation of critical habitat is a feature of endangered species protection laws in many countries. Grids are nested within each other, where there are a hundred 1 x 1 km grid squares within a 10 x 10 km grid square, and a hundred 10 x 10 km grid squares within a 100 x 100 km grid square. As required, the recovery practitioner may seek expert opinion/advice for example, to clarify details of available information. This federal recovery strategy identifies critical habitat to the extent possible, based on the best available information for [insert species name]; more precise boundaries may be mapped, and additional critical habitat may be added in the future if additional research supports the inclusion of areas beyond those currently identified. Can the species be detected and/or identified from a long distance away (e.g., a bird species with a loud, distinctive song or a large mammal in an open landscape)? (*) The UTM grid square(s) shown on these figures is/are part of a standardized national grid system that highlights the general geographic area containing critical habitat, for land use planning and/or environmental assessment purposes. This unique alphanumeric code is based on the methodology produced from the Breeding Bird Atlases of Canada (See Bird Studies Canada for more information on breeding bird atlases). standardized UTM grid square at the intersection of UTM zones are merged with their adjacent grid squares. In this circumstance the recovery practitioner should request advice from COSEWIC. The SAR has been surveyed at one of the eight known sites every 5 years or so for the past 25 years. It is important to ensure that the CH identification process is consistent nationally, that the approaches and criteria used are well documented and that decisions made are transparent. Federal agencies are required to consult with the U.S. More information on this is provided later in this guidance document and in the Decision Tracking Workbook. Effects may be immediate or long-term, and cumulative." The Broad Approaches diagram legend includes additional details and examples for each of the scales in order to provide the recovery practitioner with context. The following guidance is meant to help the recovery practitioner complete a sensitivity assessment after candidate CH is identified. For example, if partial grid squares are shown in a CH map, the following text should be added to the figure caption: Save a copy of the Map Package to your personal drive. Note that not all of these details may be appropriate to include and/or summarize in the portion of the table presented in the public document. As stated above, all known data sets should be documented to the best of the recovery practitioner's ability. This may influence how CH is presented for that jurisdiction (i.e., as a consequence of data sharing protocols) but potentially not for other jurisdictions. Accordingly, the recovery practitioner should be careful in making presumption and/or speculation regarding site-specific likelihood within the recovery strategy. CH ID Broad Approach: Site Scale of Reference: 1:1 - 1:15,000 Example CH ID Method: Occupied suitable habitat patch which may also include unoccupied suitable habitat within a specified distance and/or contigous to occupied habitat mapping at the scale of individuals or clusters of individuals; may apply critical function zone; land classification polygon, etc. The following guidance and associated Step 3 spreadsheet within the Workbook provide a process for determining to what extent CH can be identified, by summarizing and tracking decisions around the assessment (i.e., adequacy) of available information. The Decision Tracking Workbook includes a place to summarize the Broad Approach identified and explain how it influences the assessment of whether available information is adequate. "Understanding what constitutes destruction of critical habitat is necessary for the protection and management of critical habitat. Critical Habitat is a description of the areas of the planet of highest biodiversity conservation. The amount of required habitat may be fixed (e.g., 10,000 ha) bu the precise locations of the habitat is not identified. The refuge preserves the warm water spring havens, which provide critical habitat for the manatee populations that migrate here each winter. These considerations may be in accordance with, or at odds with objectives outlined in the presentation section above. Objectives: To develop criteria for data used in CH identification, and to assess whether the available information (as summarized in Step 2) is adequate for CH identification. The process for assessing species sensitivity to information release comprises 5 parts (i.e., Parts A-E, below). ECCC has also developed a 50 x 50 km grid system to help address sensitivity issues. Note, however, that draft recovery documents do not have to include the term "candidate critical habitat". This text accounts for the different criteria that may be used in identifying CH and prompts the reader back to the CH identification section to understand what is, or is not, CH. This will in most cases be linked to the threats listed in the threats section. <>/Font<>/XObject<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/Annots[ 11 0 R 12 0 R] /MediaBox[ 0 0 595.2 841.8] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> Each step in the Broad Framework is explored and documented in detail in the CH Identification Decision Tracking Workbook. (2) Has CH been identified in other circumstances? If your computer has been upgraded to Windows 7 and you are working off Terminal Services follow these steps: If you are not working off Terminal Services (e.g., contractor): You should be able to double click and open the files below; if you have trouble you may have to save the file to your hard drive and open it from there. See Appendix 1 for further information on this methodology. Case A. Although not required, including the name of the Federal Protected Area in the recovery document will support the use of incorporation by reference in preparing descriptions of critical habitat for publication in the Canada Gazette, which is the recommended approach. Destruction may result from a single or multiple activities at one point in time or from the cumulative effects of one or more activities over time. dvL��H�y?\&�t���i�H����p��W��=�b�jDR8�4�% endobj Rather, it is designed to be flexible enough to adapt to the various situations encountered by recovery practitioners, but structured enough to provide consistency in how CH is identified and presented. This will allow for unique alphanumeric codes of these different sized grids (depending on the scale of the CH identification) for further cross-referencing between species and for prioritizing areas for conservation and / or stewardship. Heavy grazing practices may degrade critical habitat directly or indirectly through soil compaction, introduction of invasive alien species, and altering the composition and structure of the native plant communities. The original implementation guidance is inserted below, piece by piece, in its entirety, within the outlined text boxes. For example, CH should not be 'included' in a recovery document and then removed (e.g., in a confidential appendix) before it is posted on the SARA Public Registry as there is no practical benefit to doing this: under SARA this constitutes no identification, and hence, there can be no corresponding protection. Critical habitat for [species name] in Canada occurs within the shaded yellow polygon(s) (unit(s)) where the critical habitat criteria and methodology described in this section are met. Juvenile Puget Sound Chinook salmon spend their first critical months in saltwater feeding and growing in the sheltered water of nearshore habitat. [optional]: Detailed methods and decision-making processes relating to critical habitat identification are archived in a supporting document.]. For ECCC employees the map packages may also be found and downloaded from here: Figure 3 shows a representation of CH that includes detailed mapping of CH and the Standardized UTM grid method of presenting CH. Disturbance by observation (any observation or related activity that has the potential to disturb). If a workbook has been completed for the setting of Population and Distribution Objectives, please refer to Step 1 of that document to avoid duplication of efforts. Fish and Wildlife Service on actions they carry out, fund, or authorize to ensure that their actions will not destroy or adversely modify critical habitat. It is specific geographic areas that contain features essential to the conservation of an endangered or threatened species and that may require special management and protection. The CH Identification Broad Framework (hereafter Broad Framework) provides a stepwise overview of the process to identify CH, from the initial consideration of the population and distribution objectives for the species through to the presentation of CH in a recovery document (Figure 1). Step 6 is followed by the protection assessment process. Government of Canada. In this case the impact of a particular activity (in defined scope and implementation) may be beneficial at certain times, but negative at other times, in addition to considering seasonal influences (as described above). Where CH identification is partially identified, or where CH cannot be identified, please indicate whether the availability, and/or the adequacy, of the information is a limiting factor. Where Environment and Climate Change Canada is in possession of information that is not available publicly, or there are restrictions on the use of that information, Environment and Climate Change Canada will work with the primary holder of that information to secure permission for its use in defining the biophysical attributes and geographical area that makes up critical habitat. It is acknowledged that CH identification methodology cannot be entirely prescriptive, owing to the wide variation in factors and spatial and temporal considerations that are relevant to each species. Examples of CH identification methods which may be appropriate for each scale are provided (e.g., at a landscape or area scale, broader ecosystem mapping may be appropriate whereas at a site scale, using a specified distance around actual occurrences, i.e., critical function zone, may be appropriate). Where necessary, and where warranted by sensitivity concerns, CH may be presented in the public document at a scale that minimizes the likelihood of harm to the species or its habitat, while more detailed information is provided to landowners and land managers that will be directly affected by the identification and protection (i.e., activities likely to destroy critical habitat); please refer to the following section on presentation of CH in recovery documents (Step 6) for more information on this topic. Documenting this information will assist with future revisions to CH for a given species and/or help with future evaluations of how ECCC is approaching the identification of CH. When the U.S. If timing plays a role in the impact of the activity (e.g., time of day or year), include those details. 9 0 obj Government of Canada. Five UTM bands occur in Canada and span from the southern T-band, which begins at 40 latitude, to the northern X-band, which begins at 72. In some cases, it may be appropriate for critical habitat to be identified at more than one scale (e.g., a species could have most populations with CH identified at an area-level, with one population with CH identified at a site-level). The end of step 4 results in the candidate critical habitat being identified. Following this, step 5 is reached. The ESA requires that critical habitat be designated at the time of or within one year of a species being placed on the endangered list. There may be situations where, by chance, the placement of a grid square or description of CH inadvertently pinpoints the location of CH for a sensitive species. In instances when the degree to which the information should be restricted is not specific enough, further clarification may be sought from COSEWIC. What is the differences of Aquatic Habitat of the plant and Terrestrial Habitat of the plant - 7205475 1. <> [If required] standardized UTM grid square at the intersection of UTM zones are merged with their adjacent grid squares. 4 0 obj A concise summary statement on the completeness of the CH identification should be included in the recovery document, along with some brief explanatory text. The candidate CH is assessed in relation to the scale at which the majority of activities likely to destroy critical habitat are described. 8 0 obj Critical habitat for [species name] in Canada occurs within the [x] x [x] km standardized UTM grid squares where the critical habitat criteria and methodology described in this section are met. provide a qualifier, and describe the activity in the most direct manner possible - the SAR is not likely to be grazed, but rather be impacted by livestock using the habitat). Naming an industrial sector, for example, is insufficient. It was supposed that the species regenerated from spores banked in the soil, and that the heavy livestock use had resulted in larger amounts of suitable habitat (i.e., bare, disturbed soil). Therefore, the recovery practitioner should consider the selection of ALTD in that context. 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