Pennsylvania Registry

Background

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Pennsylvania’s WRR was initiated by US Environmental Protection Agency, Region III and the US Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District (Corps). Soon thereafter, members from the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh Corps Districts and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection began exploring the creation of a WRR.

Other partners joined, including Pennsylvania's Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

deerThe Pennsylvania spatial analyses are different than WRR’s in other states, in that they score opportunities within Pennsylvania’s Service Areas. These areas were identified by Pennsylvania’s Interagency Review Team, formed to address the 2008 Corps and EPA Compensatory Mitigation Rule. Furthermore, the 124 eight-digit watersheds in Pennsylvania will be assigned watershed indices that score historic, current and future threats to their resources. Scores will be used to prioritize watersheds within Service Areas for Pennsylvania’s in-lieu-fee program.

The PA WRR team acknowledges the substantial support from PASDA, Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access portal, for providing many of the map services utilized on the WRR project.

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Additional Resources

Spatial Analyses

Get more information about the spatial analyses and factors selected by the state of Pennsylvania for their models.

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Listing of Map Services

Get more information about the map layers that are available on the Pennsylvania WRR interactive map

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User Guide

Get more information about the WRR application and how to use it successfully.

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Contacts

For more information on Pennsylvania's WRR you can contact the following:

Name Agency Phone Email
Drew Ames Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (717) 705-1481 johname@pa.gov
Ellen Bryson US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 3 (215) 814-5727 bryson.ellen@epa.gov
Cassandra Forsythe US Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh District (412) 395-7208 Cassandra.P.Forsyth@usace.army.mil
Mike Dombroskie US Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District (814) 235-0571 mike.dombroskie@usace.army.mil
David Goerman, Jr. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (717) 772-5971 dgoerman@pa.gov
Jennifer Kagel US Fish and Wildlife Service (814) 234-4090 ext. 7461 jennifer_kagel@fws.gov
Gregory Podniesinski, Ph. D. Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (717) 214-7513 gpodniesin@pa.gov
Glenn Weitknecht US Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District (570) 842-1044 glenn.r.weitknecht@usace.army.mil

Partners

PDOT
PDEP
DCNR
GHP
PASDA