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Vernal Pool Critical Habitat
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(All maps are in PDF format.)
These are the maps published in the Federal Register. For more detailed maps, see our national Critical Habitat Mapper.
Project developers seeking precise geospatial data, visit our Critical Habitat Data page.
Critical Habitat Designation—2005
On August 11, 2005, the Service published a final critical habitat designation for 22 vernal pool ecosystem units in California and Oregon. However, we did not designate the critical habitat on a species by unit basis. The maps in this notice are for historic reference only, not for project development.
See also the table of acreage totals by county
Designation of Species by Unit—2006
In a February 10, 2006, revision, we identified the designated critical habitat on a species by unit basis.
These are the maps to use if you want a general idea of which species are protected in a specific area. For more precise data, use the Service's national Critical Habitat Mapper.
The pdf version of the Federal Register notice (Federal Register 71:7117) is quite large (2 MB). For your convenience we have broken it down into parts that can be downloaded. See below.
The Plain text version of the Federal Register notice is much smaller (490 KB). It has unit descriptions but no maps.
See also unit descriptions and statistics (3.2 MB PDF)
Sections of the 2/10/06 Notice
Vernal pool fairy shrimp - part 3 (2.3 MB PDF)
Tadpole shrimp part 2 (1.6 MB PDF)
Fleshy owl's-clover, Hoover's spurge (1.1 MB PDF)
San Joaquin and hairy Orcutt grasses (1.1 MB PDF)
- For precise geospatial data about critical habitat, visit our Critical Habitat Data page or use the Critical Habitat Mapper from our national website.
- For more information, contact our Geographic Information Systems Branch, (916) 414-6600
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Last updated: November 14, 2017