PNDI Environmental Review Tool
The Pennsylvania Natural Diversity Inventory Environmental Review Tool
(PNDI ER Tool) enables the public to perform online PNDI searches for
potential impacts to threatened, endangered, special concern species and
special concern resources in PA. You will need to create an account to access
the PNDI tool.
Latest PNDI News
The Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program would like to invite you to attend a presentation on the PA Natural Diversity Inventory (PNDI) on December 16th from 10-12 in Harrisburg.
This session will provide an overview of the PNDI program, updates made to the tool in the past year, as well as an overview and discussion on potential upgrades to a Conservation Planning and Environmental Review tool.
Seating at our venue is limited, please RSVP to reserve a spot:
When: December 16th, 10am-12pm
Where: Rachel Carson State Office Building 2nd Floor Auditorium
400 Market Street, Harrisburg PA 17105
The Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program
PNDI Project Size Update
Effective September 21, the online PNDI Environmental Review Tool will accommodate linear projects up to 10 miles in length and area projects up to 5,165 acres. Projects that exceed these limits can be submitted for environmental review as a Large Project.
PNDI receipts valid for 2 years
Effective July 2, 2012 PNDI receipts and clearance letters issued by the jurisdictional agencies will be valid for two years.
USGS Topographic Maps
We have replaced the terrain overlay on the Google Map with a USGS topograhic map overlay. To view the topographic maps, click on the 'Topo Map' button located on the upper right hand corner of the map.
Interactive Statewide County Natural Heritage Inventory Map
The statewide County Natural Heritage Inventory Map is now available. The interactive map can be viewedhere.
New Botanical Survey Protocols
As of January 2011, we recommend scientists surveying for plant species of concern follow DCNR 's new botanical survey protocols. The new protocols are available here.
PNDI Tool Upgrade
The PNDI tool is now using Google Maps to assist users in locating and drawing their projects.
Google Maps provides several new features including aerial photography and the ability to locate a project area using
a street address (geocoding).
Read past updates