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These maps and spatial data represent critical habitat proposed or designated by NOAA Fisheries under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

All available critical habitat spatial data can be viewed interactively in the ESA Critical Habitat Mapper. Geographic Information System (GIS) users can download all available spatial data and metadata as a zipped file geodatabase or access the data through a map service. Metadata can also be viewed in the InPort metadata catalog.

For each critical habitat dataset, the proposed rule or final rule and Code of Federal Regulations (50 CFR 226) should be consulted for the complete description of the proposed or final critical habitat. 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.

Region-specific map applications that include critical habitat and other services are available for the Alaska, West Coast, and Greater Atlantic Regions.

Contact: NMFS Protected Resources Division GIS Team nmfs.prd.gis.team@noaa.gov

ESA

Listed Entity

Federal Register

Publication Date

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Code of Federal Regulations

Text & Map

 

Federal Register

Rule

 

InPort

Metadata Catalog

Whales        
Whale, beluga [Cook Inlet DPS] 04-11-2011 eCFR §226.220 final metadata (poly)
Whale, false killer [Main Hawaiian Islands Insular DPS] 07-24-2018 eCFR §226.226 final metadata (poly)
Whale, humpback [Central America DPS] 04-21-2021 eCFR §226.227 final metadata (poly)
Whale, humpback [Mexico DPS] 04-21-2021 metadata (poly)
Whale, humpback [Western North Pacific DPS] 04-21-2021 metadata (poly)
Whale, killer [Southern Resident DPS] 08-02-2021 eCFR §226.206 final metadata (poly)
Whale, North Atlantic right 01-27-2016 eCFR §226.203 final metadata (poly)
Whale, North Pacific right 04-08-2008 eCFR §226.215 final metadata (poly)
Sea Turtles        
Sea turtle, green [North Atlantic DPS] 09-02-1998 eCFR §226.208 final metadata (poly)
Sea turtle, hawksbill 09-02-1998 eCFR §226.209 final metadata (poly)
Sea turtle, leatherback 01-26-2012 eCFR §226.207

final 2012

final 1979

metadata (poly)
Sea turtle, loggerhead [Northwest Atlantic Ocean DPS] 07-10-2014 eCFR §226.223 final metadata (poly)
Seals & Sea Lions        
Sea lion, Steller [Western DPS] 06-15-1994 eCFR §226.202 final metadata (poly)
Seal, Hawaiian monk 08-21-2015 eCFR §226.201 final

metadata (line)

metadata (poly)

Seal, bearded [Beringia DPS] 01-08-2021 not available proposed metadata (poly)
Seal, ringed [Arctic subspecies] 01-08-2021 not available proposed metadata (poly)
Fishes        
Bocaccio [Puget Sound-Georgia Basin DPS] 11-13-2014 eCFR §226.224 final metadata (poly)
Eulachon [Southern DPS] 10-20-2011 eCFR §226.222 final metadata (line)
Rockfish, yelloweye [Puget Sound-Georgia Basin DPS] 11-13-2014 eCFR §226.224 final metadata (poly)
Salmon, Atlantic [Gulf of Maine DPS] 06-19-2009 eCFR §226.217 final metadata (poly)
Salmon, Chinook [California Coastal ESU] 09-02-2005 eCFR §226.211 final metadata (line)
Salmon, Chinook [Central Valley spring-run ESU] 09-02-2005 eCFR §226.211 final metadata (line)
Salmon, Chinook [Lower Columbia River ESU] 09-02-2005 eCFR §226.212 final metadata (line)
Salmon, Chinook [Puget Sound ESU] 09-02-2005 eCFR §226.212 final

metadata (line)

metadata (poly)

Salmon, Chinook [Sacramento River winter-run ESU] 06-16-1993 eCFR §226.204 final

metadata (line)

metadata (poly)

Salmon, Chinook [Snake River fall-run ESU] 12-28-1993 eCFR §226.205 final metadata (line)
Salmon, Chinook [Snake River spring/summer-run ESU]* 10-25-1999 eCFR §226.205 final not available
Salmon, Chinook [Upper Columbia River spring-run ESU] 09-02-2005 eCFR §226.212 final metadata (line)
Salmon, Chinook [Upper Willamette River ESU] 09-02-2005 eCFR §226.212 final metadata (line)
Salmon, chum [Columbia River ESU] 09-02-2005 eCFR §226.212 final metadata (line)
Salmon, chum [Hood Canal summer-run ESU] 09-02-2005 eCFR §226.212 final

metadata (line)

metadata (poly)

Salmon, coho [Central California Coast ESU] 05-05-1999 eCFR §226.210 final metadata (line)
Salmon, coho [Lower Columbia River ESU] 02-24-2016 eCFR §226.212 final metadata (line)
Salmon, coho [Oregon Coast ESU] 02-11-2008 eCFR §226.212 final metadata (line)
Salmon, coho [Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast ESU]* 05-05-1999 eCFR §226.210 final not available
Salmon, sockeye [Ozette Lake ESU] 09-02-2005 eCFR §226.212 final metadata (line)
Salmon, sockeye [Snake River ESU] 12-28-1993 eCFR §226.205 final

metadata (line)

metadata (poly)

Sawfish, smalltooth [U.S. DPS] 09-02-2009 eCFR §226.218 final metadata (poly)
Steelhead [California Central Valley DPS] 09-02-2005 eCFR §226.211 final metadata (line)
Steelhead [Central California Coast DPS] 09-02-2005 eCFR §226.211 final metadata (line)
Steelhead [Lower Columbia River DPS] 09-02-2005 eCFR §226.212 final metadata (line)
Steelhead [Middle Columbia River DPS] 09-02-2005 eCFR §226.212 final metadata (line)
Steelhead [Northern California DPS] 09-02-2005 eCFR §226.211 final metadata (line)
Steelhead [Puget Sound DPS] 02-24-2016 eCFR §226.212 final metadata (line)
Steelhead [Snake River Basin DPS] 09-02-2005 eCFR §226.212 final metadata (line)
Steelhead [South-Central California Coast DPS] 09-02-2005 eCFR §226.211 final metadata (line)
Steelhead [Southern California DPS] 09-02-2005 eCFR §226.211 final metadata (line)
Steelhead [Upper Columbia River DPS] 09-02-2005 eCFR §226.212 final metadata (line)
Steelhead [Upper Willamette River DPS] 09-02-2005 eCFR §226.212 final metadata (line)
Sturgeon, Atlantic (Atlantic subspecies)[Carolina DPS] 08-17-2017 eCFR §226.225 final metadata (line)
Sturgeon, Atlantic (Atlantic subspecies)[Chesapeake Bay DPS] 08-17-2017 metadata (line)
Sturgeon, Atlantic (Atlantic subspecies)[Gulf of Maine DPS] 08-17-2017 metadata (line)
Sturgeon, Atlantic (Atlantic subspecies)[New York Bight DPS] 08-17-2017 metadata (line)
Sturgeon, Atlantic (Atlantic subspecies)[South Atlantic DPS] 08-17-2017 metadata (line)
Sturgeon, Atlantic (Gulf subspecies) 03-19-2003 eCFR §226.214 final

metadata (line)

metadata (poly)

Sturgeon, green [Southern DPS] 10-09-2009 eCFR §226.219 final

metadata (line)

metadata (poly)

Corals & Mollusks        
Abalone, black 10-27-2011 eCFR §226.221 final metadata (poly)
Coral, elkhorn 11-26-2008 eCFR §226.216 final metadata (poly)
Coral, staghorn 11-26-2008 metadata (poly)
Coral, boulder star 11-27-2020 not available proposed metadata (poly)
Coral, lobed star 11-27-2020 metadata (poly)
Coral, mountainous star 11-27-2020 metadata (poly)
Coral, pillar 11-27-2020 metadata (poly)
Coral, rough cactus 11-27-2020 metadata (poly)
Coral, Acropora globiceps 11-27-2020 not available proposed metadata (poly)
Coral, Acropora jacquelineae 11-27-2020 metadata (poly)
Coral, Acropora retusa 11-27-2020 metadata (poly)
Coral, Acropora speciosa 11-27-2020 metadata (poly)
Coral, Euphyllia paradivisa 11-27-2020 metadata (poly)
Coral, Isopora crateriformis 11-27-2020 metadata (poly)
Coral, Seriatopora aculeata 11-27-2020 metadata (poly)
Plants        
Johnson's seagrass 04-05-2000 eCFR §226.213 final metadata (poly)

* = GIS data currently not available in ESA Critical Habitat Mapper or file geodatabase.

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 10/04/2021

Endangered Species Act Critical Habitat Mapping