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Rivers Registry

The Rivers Registry is a clearinghouse of rivers conservation plans that were completed with funding support from DCNR. These plans have been approved for placement on the registry by DCNR’s Bureau of Recreation and Conservation because they meet or exceed the minimum standards of the Rivers Conservation Planning Program (DOC).

Many state agencies and regional partners use this registry to better understand potential impacts of and mitigation opportunities for developments, roadway infrastructure, and similar projects. 

The Rivers Registry Map (PDF) illustrates the geographic area covered by each plan.

The map corresponds to the Rivers Registry List (PDF), which gives the name of the plan. Where possible, electronic versions of the Rivers Conservation Plans also are provided. 

Nominations for the Pennsylvania Rivers Registry

An agency or organization that wants to nominate a plan to be included on the Rivers Registry should complete and submit to the DCNR Bureau of Recreation and Conservation:

  • A Rivers Registry Petition (DOC)
  • The final River Conservation Plan and Executive Summary (3 copies)
  • Notices of public meetings or workshops
  • Minutes from public meetings or workshops
  • A letter from the plan sponsor, transmitting the Final Plan or Executive Summary to an involved municipality for its review  of the plan
  • CDs of tabular and GIS data, if applicable (1 copy to DCNR, and 1 copy to Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access
  • One resolution (DOC) from a municipality within the study area requesting that the plan be listed on the Rivers Registry
  • If the plan was not funded by DCNR, letters of support from 50 percent of affected municipalities within the study area