Land Use prepares Environmental Impact Statements and Environmental Assessments, inclusive of required ecological studies), according to the State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Act and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Land Use has prepared impact statements for a variety of projects, such as the following: • Fire Island Short-term Storm Protection Projects, Suffolk County, NY (2008) • Harbor View Estates, Copiague, Suffolk County, NY (2007). • Manhasset Glen II Subdivision, Plandome and Plandome Manor, Nassau County, NY (2004). • Western Fire Island and Fire Island Pines Beach Nourishment Project, Suffolk County, NY (2003). In addition, Land Use has prepared numerous Natural Resource Inventories, Ecological Communities Maps, Essential Fish Habitat Assessments, and Biological Assessments. Our staff are experts in identification of vegetation, birds, mammals, herpetiles (reptiles & amphibians), and finfish. Staff will inventory species and habitat types observed and/or expected in an area, and analyze potential impacts of a proposed project on that ecosystem.
Projects Natural Resource Inventories and Ecological Communities Maps: • Eastport Conservation Area and Pine Meadows County Park (Eastport, NY), Glen Cove Mixed-Use Waterfront Redevelopment (Glen Cove, NY), Hubbard County Park (Flanders, NY), Mud Creek County Park (East Patchogue, NY), Nissequogue River – Northeast Branch Restoration (Smithtown, NY), Rocky Point Natural Resources Management Area (Ridge, NY), Sarnoff State Pine Barrens Preserve (Flanders, NY) Essential Fish Habitat Assessments: • Fire Island Community Short-Term Storm Protection Projects (Fire Island, NY), Glen Cove Mixed-Use Waterfront Redevelopment (Glen Cove, NY), Seawanahaka Corinthian Yacht Club (Centre Island, NY), Village of Ocean Beach Marina (Ocean Beach, NY) Biological Assessments: • Fire Island Community Short-Term Storm Protection Projects (Fire Island, NY), New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal (New Bedford, MA)