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Performance Habitat Type

Domain Values

UplandLand or an area of land lying above the level where water flows or where flooding occurs.
WetlandLands transitional between terrestrial and aquatic systems where the water table is usually at or near the surface or the land is covered by shallow water. For purposes of this classification, wetlands must have one or more of the following three attributes: (1) at least periodically the land supports predominantly hydrophytes; (2) the substrate is predominantly undrained hydric soils; and (3) the substrate is non-soil and is saturated with water or covered by shallow water at some time during the growing season of each year (Cowardin et al. 1979). By definition wetlands include areas meeting specific criteria included in the 1987 Corps of Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual, as well as in the USDA-NRCS’s National Food Security Act Manual (FWS FY 2003 Annual Performance Plan, http://planning.fws.gov/Appendix.html#II).
Other (Structures)
River
Shoreline
Stream ChannelThe area between the two stream banks at bankfull elevation (hydrologic floodplain). Stream channel accomplishments should be measured and reported by the linear distance along the channel covered by the project.

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Domain Values

Migratory BirdsThe US Fish & Wildlife Service is mandated to protect and restore migratory birds and their habitats under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Migratory Bird Conservation Act of 1918 and 1929, respectively. The Service's list of migratory birds includes more than 800 species, representing every bird native to the United States (regardless of their migratory behavior), with the exception of the order of birds which includes grouse and turkey.
Threatened/Endangered/Candidate SpeciesAny species that is listed under the Endangered Species Act and receives the protection of the Endangered Species Act.
Interjurisdictional FishThe Service is responsible under the Anadromous Fish Conservation Act of 1965 as amended authorizes the Secretaries of the Interior and Commerce to enter into cooperative agreements with the States and other non-Federal interests for conservation, development, and enhancement of anadromous fish, including those in the Great Lakes. Inter-jurisdictional fish are populations that are managed by two or more states, nations or Native American tribal governments because of their geographic distribution or migratory patterns. Inter-jurisdictional fish are not necessarily migratory, but can move either short or long distances between political jurisdictions in the completion of their life cycles.
Trust Lands
Service Lands
Tribal Lands
None
Marine MammalsThe Service is responsible, under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 for the conservation of walrus, polar bears, sea otters, dugongs and manatees.
International Species (CITES)The species of concern include all wildlife listed on the CITES, foreign species listed under the Endangered Species Act, and any wildlife collected or exported illegally from its country of origin.
Non-Federal Trust Species

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Partnerships established, developed or strengthened
Technical assistance recommendations implemented by others
Participation in watershed assessments or landscape level planning
Participation in cross-programmatic activities (e.g., SHA, Section 7, SHPO, Refuge Planning, NEPA) not delivered through the Coastal Program or Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program
General public
Industry
International
Intra-service
Landowner
Media
Non-governmental organization
Other federal agency
Scientific community
State and local government
Tribal / Indigenous
Expanding expertise within the program workforce
Professional Development (e.g., workshop, training, mentoring, detail)
Project monitoring
Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance is collaboration, facilitation or consulting action related to a habitat conservation, restoration, or enhancement project or initiatives where the biologist’s scientific knowledge, skills, and abilities are applied for a particular situation.  Technical Assistance activities should be recorded in this section only if there is no assistance document (e.g., FWS’s acquisition request, landowner or cooperative agreements, MOU’s) specifying Service contribution.  These activities could eventually become a Habitat Improvement project. If so, a new Habitat Improvement project should be created in HabITS and the Technical Assistance activities already recorded will be kept.

Congressional Outreach
Connect Youth to Nature
Staff Development
Produce/Publish Accomplishment Report
Other

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Domain Values

For Grant WritingGrant Writing are activities related to the development and submission of grant proposals to other Service’s programs, to other federal, state, local government agency, or to private organization.  If the grant proposal includes habitat improvement activities, the on-the-ground acres and/or miles potentially affected should be entered.  If the grant proposal is approved then, this should eventually be recorded and the date of approval stated.  In cases where a grant proposal is approved and becomes an on-the-ground project (s), this should be recorded as new project within the Habitat Improvement module in HabITS.
Implement Prescribed Fire
FWS Project Planning
Compliance
Assistance Internal (FWS)
Assistance to External Partners (non FWS)

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