- How Do I...
- Reports & Documents
Environmental Resources Inventory (ERI) (PDF)
Environmental features form the basis for most land use planning decisions. In order to build upon the existing pattern of land use in a way that is sensitive to the constraints, as well as the benefits, of the environmental resources of the County, it is necessary to have a thorough understanding of all the basic natural features. The ERI provides a comprehensive and objective look at the location, character, and quality of environmental resources within York County. The ERI can also be used as a source of information for Environmental Advisory Councils, schools, envirothon participants, or those just interested in the natural environment of York County.
Integrated Water Resources Plan (PDF)
The purpose of this plan is to develop a long-range integrated water resources planning document that will be used by the entities who share watershed boundaries within and around York County. The plan ties together the issues that are related to water resources, provides a usable and understandable process which incorporates existing laws, data, reports, plans, and organizations, as well as providing the user with data, information, and analysis concerning the future of York County water resources.
Natural Areas Inventory (NAI) (PDF)
The York County Natural Areas Inventory (NAI) is a document compiled and written by the Pennsylvania Science Office (PSO) of The Nature Conservancy. It contains information on the locations of rare, threatened, and endangered species and of the highest quality natural areas in the County; it is not an inventory of all open space.
Open Space & Greenways Plan (PDF)
The plan provides a “greenprint” for developing a statewide network of greenways to be enjoyed by current and future generations. Reacting to the state, the York County Open Space and Greenways Plan examines the way in which the County can create greenways and protect open space and natural resources.