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.

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Latest PNDI News

PNDI Project Size Update

September 20, 2012

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

June 28, 2012

Effective July 2, 2012 PNDI receipts and clearance letters issued by the jurisdictional agencies will be valid for two years.

USGS Topographic Maps

February 10, 2011

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

January 31, 2011

The statewide County Natural Heritage Inventory Map is now available. The interactive map can be viewedhere.

New Botanical Survey Protocols

January 24, 2011

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

March 1, 2010

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).
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