feature (id #30):

category vascular
description Estuaries, also known as salt marshes, are a type of coastal wetland, typically impacted by tidal fluctuations. They are found where fresh water from rivers or streams meets with salt water from the ocean, and vegetation within an estuary exhibits varying degrees of salt-water tolerance.
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for data layer: PECP Estuaries

custodian — Pacific Estuary Conservation Program: Kathleen Moore

restrictions — There are restrictions set on BCMCA distributing the raw data, feature data, and Marxan-ready data.

for data layer: Sensitive Ecosystem Inventory

custodian — Province of British Columbia/Canadian Wildlife Service (Environment Canada): http://catalogue.data.gov.bc.ca/dataset/b00fd09f-ebe1-4b52-9717-6ef9c243d52e

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