New York Field Office
Northeast Region

Project Reviews in New York State

Are you looking for a species list?

Seeking Service environmental review of your project?

Conducting scoping for a project?

Then you’ve come to the right place!......


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (Service) New York and Long Island Field Offices are happy to provide technical assistance to private individuals and organizations, as well as federal, state, and local agencies pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA) (87 Stat. 884, as amended; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

What is this site for?  To help you determine whether a federally-listed, proposed, or candidate species, and/or designated “critical habitat” may occur within a proposed project area.

Is this site different than the NYSDEC mapper?
  Yes.  You should use both sites.  The NYSDEC mapper only provides KNOWN locations of certain species.  Consider the potential for species at your site based on location and habitat.

Who should use this site?
  Landowners, applicants, consultants, agency personnel, and any other individual or entity requesting Service review of their project within the State of New York. 

When should you use it?
  Ideally, before contacting our office.  Because the information is frequently updated to provide new trust resource information and methods to review projects, use these steps for each project review to ensure that you have current information.

How should I coordinate with the Service during an emergency?  Please see the following emergency consultation procedures handout (pdf) for guidance.

What if you have questions while using this site?
 Contact our offices for assistance. For projects in the New York City area and Long Island, contact our Long Island Field Office at 631-286-0485. For projects throughout the rest of New York State, contact our New York Field Office at 607-753-9334.

We welcome any suggestions you may have to make this website more useful. Please send these comments via email to

Begin the process with Step 1.

Additional Information on Certain Projects

Wind Energy Projects 

  • Follow these project review guidelines and submit the project information to this office for review regardless of the outcome in the species conclusions table. 

Telecommunication Towers 

Transportation Projects

NOTE: Items that are in blue text are links to additional information or to additional steps in the process.  We recommend that you read the entire step prior to making a selection or following the links.

Helpful additional information on Listed, Proposed, and Candidate Species in New York State


FWS Endangered Species Home PageFWS Endangered Species Northeast Region

Endangered Species


Listing & Classification


Long Island Recovery Efforts

Project Reviews

Species in New York State


Last updated: September 14, 2015
All images by FWS unless otherwise noted.