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Habitat - Learn More and Become Involved

NEPA requires the disclosure and analysis of the human impact on the natural environment.  That natural environment is often habitat for endangered and threatened and bears the title of "critical habitat".

Habitat is a combination of environmental factors that provides food, water, cover and space that a living thing needs to survive and reproduce. Habitat types include: coastal and estuaries, rivers and streams, lakes and ponds, wetlands, riparian areas, deserts, grasslands and prairies, forests, coral reefs, marine, perennial snow and ice, and urban.

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John Stewart

Critical Habitat and Economic Analysis for Bull Trout Released

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Designates Critical Habitat and Releases Economic Analysis for Bull Trout

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today revised the 2005 critical habitat designation for bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus), a threatened species found throughout much of the Pacific Northwest and protected under the federal Endangered Species Act.

Approximately 18,975 miles of streams and 488,252 acres of lakes and reservoirs in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana and Nevada are being designated as critical habitat for the wide-ranging fish. In Washington, 754 miles of marine shoreline are also being designated.

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