Conservation Authorities work with provincial, federal and other partners to deliver programs or services that help to protect aquatic species and their habitats which are at risk. For example, Conservation Authorities review projects proposed in their watershed jurisdictions during the planning and/or early design stages and may provide technical advice and information related to fisheries and aquatic resources, including aquatic species at risk. This advice is based upon Conservation Authority sampling data from instream monitoring programs and other sources such as Species at Risk maps and data that are maintained by Fisheries and Oceans Canada. The maps will facilitate project assessments under the Fisheries Act and the Species at Risk Act. They can also be utilized by individuals who wish to determine whether species at risk or their critical habitat are found in a given area.