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Natural Diversity Database

Metadata Updated: February 9, 2024

See full Resource Data Guide here.Abstract: The Natural Diversity Database Areas is a 1:24,000-scale, polygon feature-based layer that represents general locations of endangered, threatened and special concern species. The layer is based on information collected by DEEP biologists, cooperating scientists, conservation groups and landowners. In some cases an occurrence represents a location derived from literature, museum records and specimens. These data are compiled and maintained by the DEEP Bureau of Natural Resources, Natural Diversity Database Program. The layer is updated every six months and reflects information that has been submitted and accepted up to that point. The layer includes state and federally listed species. It does not include Critical Habitats, Natural Area Preserves, designated wetland areas or wildlife concentration areas. These general locations were created by randomly shifting the true locations of terrestrial species and then adding a 0.25 mile buffer distance to each point, and by mapping linear segments with a 300 foot buffer associated with aquatic, riparian and coastal species. The exact location of the species observation falls somewhere within the polygon area and not necessarily in the center. Attribute information includes the date when these data were last updated. Species names are withheld to protect sensitive species from collection and disturbance. Data is compiled at 1:24,000 scale. These data are updated every six months, approximately in June and December. It is important to use the most current data available.Purpose: This dataset was developed to help state agencies and landowners comply with the State Endangered Species Act. Under the Act, state agencies are required to ensure that any activity authorized, funded or performed by the state does not threatened the continued existence of endangered or threatened species or their essential habitat. Applicants for certain state and local permits may be required to consult with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protections's Natural Diversity Data Base (NDDB) as part of the permit process. Follow instructions provided in the appropriate permit guidance. If you require a federal endangered species review, work with your federal regulatory agency and review the US Fish & Wildlife IPaC tool. Natural Diversity Data Base Areas are intended to be used as a pre-screening tool to identify potential impacts to known locations of state listed species. To use this data for site-based endangered species review, locate the project boundaries and any additionally affected areas on the map. If any part of the project is within a NDDB Area then the project may have a conflict with listed species. In the case of a potential conflict, an Environmental Review Request ( should be made to the Natural Diversity Data Base for further review. The DEEP will provide recommendations for avoiding impacts to state listed species. Additional onsite surveys may be requested of the applicant depending on the nature and scope of a project. For this reason, applicants should apply early in the planning stages of a project. Not all land use choices will impact the particular species that is present. Often minor modifications to the proposed plan can alleviate conflicts with state listed species.Other uses of the data include targeting areas for conservation or site management to enhance and protect rare species habitats.Supplemental information: For additional information, refer to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection En

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. Non-Federal: This dataset is covered by different Terms of Use than License: Creative Commons CCZero

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Metadata Created Date September 2, 2022
Metadata Updated Date February 9, 2024

Metadata Source

Harvested from Connecticut Data.json

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date September 2, 2022
Metadata Updated Date February 9, 2024
Publisher Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
Data First Published 2019-02-21
Data Last Modified 2023-12-18
Category geospatial
Public Access Level public
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Harvest Source Title Connecticut Data.json
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