GEOG 469
Energy Industry Applications of GIS

Rare, Threatened, and Endangered Species Data

Plants&animals same law:CA MN SD NE IA MO WI IL MI VT MA&MD.Plant law separate:ME NY PA NJ OH KY TN VA NA GA FL TX NM AZ NV&OR.Others-no law
Figure 8.8: Map of State Endangered Plant Laws

Why we need it

The Endangered Species Act of 1973 required the identification and protection of endangered species' critical habitats. As a result, assessments and mitigation plans must be created and approved prior to the construction of transmission lines.

Where to find it

Tell us about it!

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