The New York State Coastal Map provides an electronic estimation of the State’s Coastal Area Boundary and identifies: Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitats (SCFWH); Scenic Areas of Statewide Significance (SASS); Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) Communities; Long Island Sound Coastal Management Plan (LIS CMP) Boundary; federally-owned lands; and Native American owned lands.
The New York Ocean and Great Lakes Atlas allows the public to incorporate hundreds of data sets of New York State’s resources into an internet-based atlas. The atlas is an online mapping program that makes it possible to download data into Google Earth Geographic Information System (GIS) software as well as file formats compatible with two major GIS software platforms. Currently, more than 400 data sets that contain information on resources such as storm drains, wetland boundaries, underwater vegetation, park locations, and fisheries are available through the atlas.
This document constitutes a framework for government decision-making which affects New York's coastal area. It provides statements of policy to which Federal and State agencies must adhere and also serves as a reference for local government actions in the coastal area. In addition, the document complies with Federal regulations for submission of state coastal management programs set forth pursuant to the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, and constitutes the environmental impact statement for the State Program.
Coastal Policies (pdf)
This document includes the policies designed to promote the use of coastal resources, consistent with the goals and purposes of the New York State Coastal Management Program.
This table is listing and providing links to the documents included in each of the completed draft LWRPs made accessible online for the 60-day review step of the approval process.
This table lists and provides links to the documents included in each of the LWRPs approved by the New York State Secretary of State and posted online for public access.
This webpage provides links to completed watershed plans facilitated by the Office of Planning and Development.
Long Island Sound Coastal Management Program
Hudson River Valley Scenic Areas of Statewide Significance
East Hampton Scenic Areas of Statewide Significance
Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitats (SCFWH)
Long Island South Shore Estuary Reserve Comprehensive Management Plan
Project Case Studies
Strengthening Downtowns Through Local Waterfront Revitalization Programs Report (pdf)
Brownfield Opportunity Areas Progress Report
Intermunicipal Watershed Management Program Report
Addressing Ocean and Great Lakes Ecosystem Challenges in New York
Natural Resource Program Report
Our office provides training and technical assistance to help community leaders and their partners successfully plan, design and implement projects funded through the New York State Environmental Protection Fund Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (EPF LWRP) and the Brownfield Opportunity Areas Program (BOA).
Guidebooks & Videos
Making the Most of Your Waterfront Enhancing Waterfronts to Revitalize Communities
Abandoned Buildings Guidebook
Watershed Planning Guidebook
NYS Salt Marsh Restoration and Monitoring Guidelines
Revitalizing Hudson Riverfronts: Illustrated Conservation and Development Strategies for Creating Healthy, Prosperous Communities
New York’s Eastern Lake Ontario Dune and Wetland System: Guidelines for Resource Management in the 21st Century
Forms for Consistency Review
Federal Consistency Assessment Form (pdf)
Coastal Assessment Form (pdf)
Joint Application Form (pdf)