Terms & Conditions

Terms of Use

Upon registering to use the PNDI Project Review within the PA Conservation Explorer and as a condition of viewing the information provided, you agree to certain terms of use. By using this website and data provided within, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to these Terms & Conditions of Use.

Department staff may revise these terms periodically. If you wish to continue using this website after changes to terms are posted, you will be required to review and re-accept the terms prior to login. If at any time you do not wish to accept the terms, you will not be granted access to the website as a registered user. 

This PA Conservation Explorer Conservation Planning and PNDI Project Screening was developed and intended for the purposes of viewing conservation information in areas and for screening projects for potential impacts to threatened and endangered species and special concern species and resources. By indicating your agreement to the terms of use for this website, you warrant that you will not use this website for any other purpose. 

Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this website are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and/or the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

The Department reserves the right at any time to enhance, modify, alter, or suspend online access to the PA Conservation Explorer and to terminate or restrict your online access at any time without notice. 

If you screen a project through the PNDI Project Screening portion of the site, the proposed project boundary is based on the project area that you submit.  If the projects areas, location or types of project changes, the project should be re-screened. If additional information becomes available, the screening may need to be reconsidered.  We recommend that projects be resubmitted for review if 2 years has passed since the most recent screening; the PNDI Receipt generated will expire after 2 years. 

The majority of data layers and overall site functionality is provided particularly for use in conservation planning and land use decisions, as well as for informing and educating the public.  These publicly available data and information pertain to the conservation status of lands, various conservation values of lands and other base map and reference layers to support the use of these data. The data are available for public viewing or map making. However, use of this information should NOT be substituted for a project review of for on-site surveys required for environmental assessments. 


The PNDI Project Screening and Conservation Planning web application operates on a complex State computer system.  This system is monitored to ensure proper operation, to verify the functioning of applicable security features, and for other like purposes.  Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring and is advised that if such monitoring reveals possible evidence of criminal activity, system personnel may provide the evidence of such monitoring to law enforcement officials. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information; to defeat or circumvent security measures; or to utilize this system for other that its intended purposes are prohibited.

This website maintains a record of each PNDI Project Screening as well as all the contact information. This information is maintained for internal tracking purposes and will not be shared outside of the purposes of the Department. 

The User understands and accepts that any information associated with this Website is subject to the Pennsylvania Right-To-Know Law.