The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources published a formal notice in the April 16 PA Bulletin giving permit applicants formal notice of its update of its system for reviewing applications for impacts on threatened and endangered species and species of special concern.
The changes include imposing a new fee for providing permit review receipts confirming the reviews were completed, changing the name of the former PA Natural Diversity Inventory permit review tool to PA Conservation Explorer and updates to the technical guidance covering permit reviews.
PA Conservation Explorer is a one stop shop for conservation planning and PNDI environmental review. The Explorer provides conservation information on biological diversity, protected lands, streams and other natural resources for planning purposes and also allows users to screen a project area for potential impacts to threatened, endangered, and special concern species.
Click Here for the announcement of the PA Conservation Explorer.For more information, visit the PA Conservation Explorer webpage.