OASIS - Habitat Map
The Harbor & Estuary Program is working with the New York City Open Accessible Space Information System Cooperative (OASIS), to provide information about HEP priority habitat acquisition and restoration sites. OASIS is a partnership of more than 30 federal, state, and local agencies, private companies, academic institutions, and nonprofit organizations to create a one-stop, interactive mapping and data analysis application via the Internet to enhance the stewardship of open space in the New York City, and now, portions of northern New Jersey. The OASIS website is supported by the U.S. Forest Service and created by NYPIRG’s Community Mapping Assistance Program.
HEP priority habitat acquisition and restoration sites are areas of important ecological value to the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary. They were nominated by members of the Habitat Work Group and approved by the Policy Committee. Through the hard work of many HEP stakeholders, over $30,000,000 has been focused on acquisition of 1,700 acres and $64,000,000 on restoration of 650 acres. As many of these sites continue to be threatened by pollution and development, HEP stakeholders are working to further protect and restore the remaining areas.
Follow the link below to visit an interactive map of the HEP habitat sites. By clicking on the “identify” icon at the top of the page and then clicking on a HEP habitat site, you can get additional information about the site. This information will be expanded in the coming months to include more details about the sites, as well as photographs. Be aware that it may take 15 or 20 seconds to refresh the map each time you make changes or zoom in to a different area.
The site also contains many other layers of information that can be accessed and mapped by clicking on the appropriate items on the right side of the page and refreshing the map.
» Go to the Interactive Habitat Site Map | Click Here