Science activity 2647

Endangered Species Project

Description / purpose

In California, DPR has been studying endangered species protection issues with federal funding since 1988. DPR activities include mapping sites occupied by federally listed species, evaluating pesticide exposure risks to inhabited sites, classifying risk and developing protection strategies to minimize risk as needed. There are currently 359 federally listed species in California including federally protected endangered and threatened species, proposed endangered, proposed threatened and Category 1 candidate species (that await only administrative processes to become protected species). Collectively, the federally listed species may occupy about 16 million acres, or about 16 percent of the land area of the state, albeit at very low densities. Of all federally listed species in California, the San Joaquin kit fox has by far the greatest overlap with agricultural areas, accounting for about 10 million acres in 14 counties, mostly in the agriculturally rich southern San Joaquin Valley. Other species that are interspersed with agricultural areas include birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, crustaceans and many plants.

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Type Title Description Impact
Link Endangered Species Project Website ject website for the Department of Pesticide Regul 12 views
Data California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB) California Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB) is 7 views
Data San Francisco Bay Area Interactive Map of Habitats of 11 Endangered Species s map is supplied by the U.S. Environmental Protec 11 views
Data PRESCRIBE Online Database Application come to Pesticide Regulation's Endangered Species 14 views
Data California Pesticide Information Portal (CalPIP) come to the California Pesticide Information Porta 11 views

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