Definition of Environmentally sensitive areas

Environmentally sensitive areas means those areas identified in an areawide WQM plan as land areas possessing characteristics or features that are important to the maintenance or improvement of water quality, or to the conservation of the natural resources of the State. Environmentally sensitive areas include, but are not limited to, areas mapped as endangered or threatened wildlife species habitat on the Department's most currently available Landscape Maps of Habitat for Endangered, Threatened or Other Priority Species, Natural Heritage Priority Sites, wetlands and riparian zones.
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Examples of Environmentally sensitive areas in a sentence

Environmentally sensitive areas with significant recreational value such as the Dandenong and Macedon Ranges, the Upper Yarra Valley, Western Port and Port Phillip Bays and their foreshores, the Mornington Peninsula, the Yarra and Maribyrnong Rivers and the Merri Creek, as well as nominated urban conservation areas, historic buildings and precincts should be protected from development which would diminish their environmental, conservation or recreation values.
Shallow Water 10 10 5 5 Deep or Ultra- deepwater 10 10 5 5 Adverse Environments 10 5 Environmentally sensitive areas 10 5 Score by length of experience in E&P activities Bidders that inform experience as an operator in E&P activities shall receive, depending on the length of experience and operating environment (onshore, shallow water, or deep/ultra- deepwater), the score established in Table 10.
Environmentally sensitive areas and their features may, in some instances, be suitable sites, but they should be protected from degradation by construction, maintenance, and public use.
RA002 RA002: Environmentally sensitive areas Category A Environmentally Sensitive Areas Category A Environmentally sensitive areas are defined in Schedule 12, Part 1 of the Environmental Protection Regulation 2008 and reproduced below.
Environmentally sensitive areas shall be preserved through the application of such methods as conservation easements that require mandatory eradication of exotic invasive vegetation.