New York Field Office
Northeast Region

Project Reviews in New York State

Dear Partners and Applicants,

The health and safety of our partners and employees is our top priority.  We are closely monitoring the situation with COVID-19.  The guidance and directions below will be revised and updated as needed to respond to changing conditions.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife (USFWS) New York Field Office and Long Island Field Office remain open; however, all staff are teleworking until further notice in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and provide social distancing.  As a consequence, we have very limited office access, and may not receive hard copy mail (USPS, Fed Ex, UPS) in a timely manner. To help ensure that your questions and project review responses are processed and reviewed as quickly as circumstances allow, we have made the following adjustments.

In an effort to maintain continuity and remain responsive to our many partners, we have set up an electronic mailbox.  We encourage all partners and applicants to submit requests and inquiries to FW5es_nyfo@fws.gov

We ask that when submitting an email, please be as specific as possible in the subject line.  For example, please identify if the email pertains to a section 7 consultation, location and what species.  This will help us ensure that the request/inquiry is provided to the correct staff for appropriate action.

We appreciate your patience as we all are coping with the COVID-19 situation.  The staff of the New York Field Office are working to assist you with your requests and inquiries.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at the address provided, or leave a voicemail message on our main office number (607) 753-9334; voicemails will be reviewed daily.

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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!......

WELCOME!

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 (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, including Rockland and Westchester Counties, 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 FW5ES_NYFO@fws.gov.

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Additional Information on Certain Projects

Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory Information

Projects with Northern Long-eared Bats

The Service has changed the way that federal agencies may consult on the effects of their actions on the northern long-eared bat (NLEB).  In 2016, the Service made available to agencies an optional streamlined section 7 consultation framework for the NLEB.  The framework was part of the Service’s January 5, 2016 biological opinion on our issuance of a 4(d) rule for the species. 

This framework remains in place. Instead of submitting a form to the Service, however, agencies will now use an online determination key available through our Information Planning and Consultation website – IPaC (https://ecos.fws.gov/ipac/).   This is also available for non-federal projects. NOTE: If NLEB is the only species and the project conforms with the 4(d) rule, you do not need to submit anything to our our office.

Wind Energy Projects 

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

What's New in Endangered Species?

Overview

Listing & Classification

Recovery

Training & Presentations

Project Reviews

Species in New York State

 

Last updated: April 6, 2020
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