ENVIRONMENTAL WEBSITES


Environmental Areas of Concern


1. Land Use (Farmland, Formally Classified Lands)

A. Important Farmland, Forestland, and Rangeland:

USDA Natural Resources and Conservation Service (NRCS)
NRCS Home Page
NRCS Farmland Conversion Impact Rating Form AD-1006 Instructions
Form AD-1006
NRCS Web Soil Survey

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
USGS Map Locator and Downloader

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA)
PDA Home Page
PDA Bureau of Farmland Preservation (Ag Security Areas)
PDA County Administrator-Quick List Farmland Preservation County Administrators (Ag Security Areas)

Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
PA DCED Community Planning

Other
Land Evalutation Site Assessment Criteria
Land Conversion Calculator Convert Area into Acres, Square Yards, Square Feet, and Square Inches
Pennsylvania Farmland Preservation Association

B. Formally Classified Lands
1. Wilderness
Federal Wilderness Areas Search Page

2. Trails
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)
DCNR Rails to Trails

Other
National Trails
American Trails

3. National, State & Local Parks
U.S. Department of Interior - National Park Service (NPS)
National Parks in PA

Pennsylvania Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)
PA State Parks

4. Natural Landmarks
U.S. Department of Interior - National Park Service (NPS)
National Natural Landmarks

5. National Forests, State Forest & State Game Lands USDA Forest Service
Allegheny National Forest

Pennsylvania Dept. of Conservationa nd Natural Resources (DCNR)
Bureau of Forestry

Pennsylvania Game Commission
State Game Lands

6. American Heritage Rivers

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
American Heritage Rivers

II. Floodplains

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
FEMA Map Service Center Home
FEMA Standard Flood Hazard Determination Form 81-93 and Instructions
Form 81-93
FEMA Communities Participating in a National Flood Program

U.S. Army Corp of entineers (USACE)
USACE Mission Area: Water Resources (Waterways)

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
DEP NRCS Web Soil Survey (Hydric Soils)

III.Wetlands

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: FWS Home Page
National Wetland Inventory
USDA Natural Resources and Conservation Service (NRCS)
U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE)
USACE Mission Area: Environment (Wetlands)
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
DEP Waterways, Wetlands and Erosion Control

IV. Cultural Resources - Historical & Archaeological

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP)
ACHP Home Page

U.S. Dept of Interior - National Park Service (NPS)
National Historic Landmarks
National Heritage Areas
History and Culture

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC)
PHMC Home Page
State Historic Preservation Office
Environmental Review Submission Guidance

Other
National Registry of Historic Places
PA Historic Districts by County
Preserve America
Preserve America Designated Communities

V. Biological Resources - Endangered & Threatened Species

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
FWS Home Page
FWS Northeast Region Endangered Species

VI. Water Quality

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Water Quality

PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
DEP Bureau of Watershed Management
DEP Water Standards and Facility Regulation

A. Protected Waters
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
DEP Bureau of Watershed Management DEP Ground Water Protection

B. Sole Source Aquifers
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA Aquifers

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
DEP Source Water Protection

VII. Coastal Resoruces

U.S. Dept of Commerce, National Oceanic adn Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resources Management
PA Department of Environmental Protection
DEP Coastal Zone Management Program

VIII. Socio-Economic & Environmental Justice

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA EnviroMapper StoreFront (Mapping Tool)
EPA National Priorities List for PA
EPA RCRA Site List for PA
EPA CERCLA Superfund Site List for PA

U.S. Census Bureau
American Fact Finder
Reference Maps
PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
Environmental Justice

IX. Air Quality

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Air Quality Home Page

X. Transportation

U.S. Dept of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
Federal Aviation Administration

PA Department of Transportation (PennDOT)
PennDOT Home Page
Bureau of Highway Safety and Traffic Engineering

XI. Noise Control

Noise Pollution Clearinghouse
NPC Home Page

XII. Wild and Scenic Rivers

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
National Wild and Scenic Rivers

Pennsylvania Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources
Scenic Rivers Program


XIII. Miscellaneous Environmental Conditions

A. Hazardous Substances
USDA Rural Development
Lead Based Paint Help

Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Lead Based Paint Training

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
National Priorities List for PA
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act List for PA
Superfund Site List for PA
Environmental Assessment and Innovation

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