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VIII.  HABITAT ASSOCIATED WITH SPECIES OF LOCAL IMPORTANCE
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20.25H.150 Designation of critical area.
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A. Definition of a Species of Local Importance. The following species are hereby designated as species of local importance:

1. Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus);

2. Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus);

3. Common loon (Gavia immer);

4. Pileated woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus);

5. Vaux’s swift (Chaetura vauxi);

6. Merlin (Falco columbarius);

7. Purple martin (Progne subis);

8. Western grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis);

9. Great blue heron (Ardea herodias);

10. Osprey (Pandion haliaetus);

11. Green heron (Butorides striatus);

12. Red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis);

13. Western big-eared bat (Plecotus townsendii);

14. Keen’s myotis (Myotis keenii);

15. Long-legged myotis (Myotis volans);

16. Long-eared myotis (Myotis evotis);

17. Oregon spotted frog (Rana pretiosa);

18. Western toad (Bufo boreas);

19. Western pond turtle (Clemmys marmorata);

20. Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha);

21. Bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus);

22. Coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch);

23. River lamprey (Lampetra ayresi).

B. Habitat (other than the critical areas and critical area buffers otherwise designated in LUC 20.25H.025) associated with species of local importance is hereby designated a critical area; provided, that compliance with these species of local importance regulations, LUC 20.25H.150 through LUC 20.25H.170 inclusive, shall constitute compliance with the requirements of this part where such habitat is located outside of other critical areas designated in this part.

C. Naturally occurring ponds of under 20 acres (see LUC 20.50.036) are hereby designated critical areas.

D. Designation of Critical Area for Naturally Occurring Ponds. The following critical area buffer is hereby established for naturally occurring ponds that are not classified as a stream or wetland:

Naturally occurring ponds where no other critical area designation applies: 35 feet. (Ord. 6417, 5-21-18, § 40; Ord. 5680, 6-26-06, § 3)

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