How do I access Critical Habitat Maps and Spatial Data?
Click here for a spreadsheet of Okanagan SAR and data locations.
Critical habitat data for terrestrial species at risk can be accessed in a number of ways.
BC Tools: iMap & Data Distribution Service:
Critical Habitat identified for terrestrial species under the federal Species at Risk Act within British Columbia is available to the public via the BC Geographic Warehouse. This data includes both “Final” and “Proposed” critical habitat, as depicted in recovery documents that have been posted on the Species at Risk Public Registry by Environment and Climate Change Canada or Parks Canada. **Note that the federal government is the custodian of this data, and that critical habitat identified for aquatic species within BC is not currently available through BC Tools.
Access this critical habitat data using either of these three tools:
A. iMapBC 2.0
Look in the layer library under “Fish, Wildlife and Plant Species” Group. Choose the layer “Critical Habitat for Federally-Listed Species at Risk – Posted”. Note that critical habitat polygons will only be shown when zoomed to a scale of 1:800,000 or larger.
B. Data Distribution Service: Download or connect to the data
C. Environment and Climate Change Canada has made the geospatial files for “Final” and “Proposed” critical habitat available as “Open Data” for the public. Click here for EC Datamart
How do I Access Sensitive/Masked Critical Habitat Data?
Environment and Climate Change Canada must oversee the distribution and confidentiality of sensitive data.
Contact: Contact Jared Maida, MSc Species at Risk Biologist Canadian Wildlife Service / Environment & Climate Change Canada email@example.com / 250-491-1518
How do I Access Sensitive/Masked Element Occurrences from the Conservation Data Center of BC?