This area has a high concentration of rare, endangered, sensitive and game species occurrences or has a high potential for these species to occur throughout the landscape. The purpose of this area is to minimize impacts on these species and their habitats, and to ensure the habitats in Area 1 do not become fragmented.
The rule for this area is that all development be placed to avoid species and their habitat. Avoidance needs to include an adequate buffer to address long-term and cumulative impacts. The buffer distance will depend on the species and the situation, and may be up to one mile. All development requires the preparation of a BE.