Core Habitat Biological Diversity Areas Now on FracTracker


This page has been archived. It is provided for historical reference only.

CHEC would like to thank the Western PA Conservancy for allowing their raw GIS data to be published online. The following snapshot was creating by layering two separate datasets:

  1. Core Habitat Biological Diversity Areas
  2. Marcellus Shale Drilling Permits in PA from 2007 to Aug. 2010

A core habitat area is the essential habitat of the species of concern or natural community that can absorb very little activity or disturbance without substantial impact to the natural features. Zoom in on the map below to view these sensitive areas and their proximity drilling permits in closer detail. (Just click on the zoom button in the gray toolbar.)

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Data uploaded by Josh Knauer, CEO of the data tool’s developer, Rhiza Labs.