The Hudson Valley Natural Resource Mapper is an online, interactive tool designed to help identify and understand important habitat and water resources, the connections between them, and their broader regional context. The mapper also highlights Hudson River recreation sites and other areas where residents and visitors can enjoy the region’s natural beauty. By bringing together information about natural features such as streams, wetlands, and large forests, as well as recreation amenities and existing protected lands, communities can begin to identify conservation priorities and strategies that can be incorporated into local land-use planning. This process will help ensure that future generations continue to enjoy the numerous benefits provided by the Hudson Valley’s natural systems.
AS OF JUNE 2018 THE NATURAL RESOURCE MAPPER IS LOCATED ON THE NYSDEC WEBSITE AT http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/112137.html.
Click the image to be redirected to the Natural Resource Mapper:
This tool is intended for general municipal planning purposes and does not indicate the extent of DEC regulatory authority. Any resource shown on a map should be verified for legal purposes, including environmental review. Contact your DEC regional office for assistance with regulatory questions. Conservation and Land Use Extension staff can assist with interpreting and using the data provided.
Please visit other pages on this website for additional information about available maps and data for Hudson Valley municipalities and reports and publications providing guidance on local conservation tools and strategies. Links to additional online mapping tools are provided below.
Additional Online Mapping Tools:
|Tool||Web Site Address||Information|
|DEC Environmental Resource Mapper||www.dec.ny.gov/animals/38801.html||Natural resources and environmental features that are state protected, or of conservation concern|
|SEQR EAF Mapper||www.dec.ny.gov/eafmapper||Tool to partially complete SEQR EAFs|
|New York Nature Explorer||www.dec.ny.gov/animals/57844.html||General information about plants, animals, and habitats|
|NYSHPO Cultural Resource Information System||https://cris.parks.ny.gov/||Historic places and archaeological zones|
|Landscope Hudson River Valley||http://www.landscope.org/new-york/featured_places/hudson_river_valley/||Scenic and recreational resources|
|Scenic Hudson Sea Level Rise Mapper||http://www.scenichudson.org/slr/mapper||Sea level rise and floodplain projections|
|NRCS Web Soil Survey||http://websoilsurvey.sc.egov.usda.gov/||County soil survey data|
|USGS Hydrography Viewer||viewer.nationalmap.gov/viewer||National hydrography, wetlands, land cover, and flood hazard zone data|
|County web maps||Westchester County