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1. Sensitive species
* Species that can only survive within a narrow range of environmental conditions and whose disappearance from an area is an index of pollution or other environmental change. * Those species which rely on specific habitat conditions that are limited in abundance, restricted in distribution, or are particularly sensitive to development. * Plant or animal species which are: * Federal listed or proposed threatened or endangered species, or candidate species; * bird species protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act; * species protected under State endangered species laws and regulations, plant protection laws and regulations, Fish and Game codes, or species of special concern listings and policies; or * species recognized by national, state, or local environmental organizations (e.g., the California Native Plant Society).