What species are covered by the Habitat Plan?
Covered species are those species addressed in the Habitat Plan. Conservation actions in the Habitat Plan will be implemented to minimize impacts on these species. Each species was selected based on its potential to be affected by covered projects and activities, its occurrence in the area, the adequacy of data for the species, and its current or foreseeable listing status.
It is important to note, however, that the Habitat Plan does not cover all threatened and/or endangered species in the area; specifically, the Plan does not cover listed fish. Some species like the California condor are fully protected species, meaning that the State prohibits take of these species expect for relocation or scientific research. Because covered activities are not expected to affect these species, and because permits are generally not issued for these species, they also are not covered under the Habitat Plan. Instead, the Habitat Plan includes conservation measures to avoid take of fully protected species.

  • Invertebrate
    Bay Checkerspot Butterfly
  • Amphibians & Reptiles
    California Tiger Salamander
    California Red-legged Frog
    Foothill Yellow-legged Frog
    Western Pond Turtle
  • Birds
    Western Burrowing Owl
    Least Bell’s Vireo
    Tricolored Blackbird
  • Mammals
    San Joaquin Kit Fox
  • Plants
    Tiburon Indian Paintbrush
    Coyote Ceanothus
    Mount Hamilton Thistle
    Santa Clara Valley Dudleya
    Fragrant Fritillary
    Loam Prieta Hoita
    Smooth Lessingia
    Metcalf Canyon Jewelflower
    Most Beautiful Jewelflower

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1. What species are covered by the Habitat Plan?
2. How does the Habitat Plan affect western burrowing owls?