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GIS Data Set Details

Data Set Name Description Theme Metadata
Critical Environmental Areas in New York State
Revised: May 2020
This data set contains areas that have been designated as Critical Environmental Areas (CEAs) under 6 NYCRR Part 617 - State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR). Local agencies may designate specific geographic areas within their boundaries as a "Critical Environmental Area" (CEA). State agencies may also designate as a CEA a geographic area which they own, manage or regulate. To be designated as a CEA, an area must have an exceptional or unique character which has a benefit or threat to human health, a natural setting (e.g. fish and wildlife habitat, forest and vegetation, open space and areas of important aesthetic or scenic quality), agricultural, social, cultural, historic, archaeological, recreational, or educational values, or an inherent ecological, geological or hydrological sensitivity that may be adversely affected by any change.  Habitat
Land Use/Land Cover

Supporting Documentation

Disclaimer: This 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. Please contact the designating authority for additional information regarding legal boundary descriptions.

Contact: Kent Saunders
NYSDEC Division of Environmental Permits
625 Broadway, 4th Floor
Albany, New York 12233-1750

Phone:  518-402-9167



Contact Information:

Timothy Daly
625 Broadway
3rd Floor
Albany, New York  12233-2750

PH: 518-402-9872 E-Mail