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(1) Fish and wildlife habitat areas shall include the following:

Criteria for Classification of Fish and Wildlife Habitat Areas

Habitat Area Characteristic/Classification


Areas with which state or federally designated endangered, threatened, and sensitive species have a primary association


Naturally occurring ponds under 20 acres in size and their submerged aquatic beds that provide fish or wildlife habitat


Waters of the state classified as fish and wildlife habitats under the Growth Management Act, Chapter 36.70A RCW, and WAC 365-190-080(5)(c)(v)

Columbia River

Snake River

DNR, DOE, DF&W, affected Indian tribes

State Natural Area Preserves and Natural Resource Conservation Areas


Habitat areas of local importance as determined by resolution of the City Council


(2) The map references indicated are intended to serve only as a guide during development review. In all cases, the actual presence or absence of listed species or habitat shall determine how this title applies.

(3) All areas within the City of Pasco meeting one or more of these criteria are hereby designated as critical areas and are subject to the provisions of this title.

(4) Priority habitats and species for Franklin County are identified in the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 2008 Priority Habitat and Species List published by the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife. [Ord. 3911 § 2, 2009; Code 1970 § 28.20.020.]