Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitat

Overview

The data set consists of boundaries of Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitats as identified by NYS Department of State, Division of Coastal Resources. The areas involved are all limited to the perimeter waters of NY State. These include Lake Erie, Niagara River, Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River, Hudson River (to the Troy Dam), and marine waters around NYC and Long Island.

Data Layer Description

Source

NYS Department of State, Division of Coastal Resources

Location

The areas involved are all limited to the perimeter waters of NY State. These include Lake Erie, Niagara River, Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River, Hudson River (to the Troy Dam), and marine waters around NYC and Long Island.

Description

This layer's purpose was to satisfy requirements of article 42 Executive Law and implementing regulations found at 19NYCRR602 which describes the identification, assessment and designations of significant coastal fish and wildlife habitats under the State's Coastal Management Program.

Original data was hand-drawn over DOT topographic quadrangle sections and filed with local governments. Each identified habitat has an accompanying text narrative describing the living resources values leading to designation as a significant coastal habitat; these narratives are not included as part of this data set. For information on the significant coastal fish and wildlife habitats documentation contact Gregory L. Capobianco at Department of State at the address noted below. Digital data set (version 1.1) was previewed by NYS DEC Habitat Inventory Unit and subsequently corrected as per their recommendations. This is version 1.2 of the significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitats. 

How to get the data layer

Available for download here.

How you might make use of this data layer

The lands digitized in this layer would make ideal targets for conservation purposes and should be taken into consideration in planning and development of these areas.

How to get more information

Contact:

NYS Department of State, Division of Coastal Resources
Jeffrey L. Herter
41 State Street
Albany, NY 12231-0001
USA
518-486-7942
Fax: 518-473-2464
jherter@dos.state.ny.us

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