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Environmental Resource Mapper

The Environmental Resource Mapper is an interactive mapping application that can be used to identify some of New York State's natural resources and environmental features that are state or federally protected, or of conservation concern.

Currently included on the maps are locations of:

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  • Freshwater wetlands regulated by the State of New York (outside the Adirondack Park). Contact the Adirondack Park Agency for wetlands within the Adirondack Park.
  • Federally regulated wetlands from the National Wetlands Inventory.
  • New York's streams, rivers, lakes, and ponds; water quality classifications are also displayed.
  • Animals and plants that are rare in New York, including those listed as Endangered or Threatened (generalized locations). [Updated May 2008]
  • Significant natural communities, such as rare or high-quality forests, wetlands, and other habitat types. [Updated May 2008]

These maps are intended as one source of information for landowners, land managers, citizens, local officials, and project sponsors engaged in land use decision making, conservation, or environmental assessment.

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If you are considering a project or activity in or near any of the natural features shown on these maps, contact your regional DEC office or other listed contacts for more information about how to proceed. Final determinations regarding any permits required for a project are made by NYS DEC.

Browser Recommendations: The Environmental Resource Mapper works in Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox and will run best in the most current versions of these browsers.

Disclaimer: This application's map was prepared by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation using the most current data available. It is deemed accurate but is not guaranteed. NYS DEC is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the data and does not necessarily endorse any interpretations or products derived from the data.

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