Quick Links to Popular Database-driven Applications
A database is an organized collection of computerized information that can be sorted, searched, or selectively extracted into reports. The Department of Environmental Conservation collects a large amount of data while carrying out its mission of protecting human health and the environment. Monitoring, permitting, and inspection records, wildlife and habitat data, and other forms of information are entered into databases which are used by DEC employees to make better environmental decisions.
For years, DEC has used the information in its databases to prepare a large number of reports on many different topics. These reports which were once available only on paper are now frequently available for download on this web site. Some databases contain information which changes frequently and for which timeliness is important. When possible, these will be made available online through a database search so that the public who use this information to make personal or professional decisions will have the best information available.
At this time, DEC provides searchable access to several of its databases through this web site. Over time, more databases may be added. We welcome user feedback about how easy these database searches are to use and whether additional information would be helpful.