Critical Environmental Areas – Unique Geologic Features
As I was working on some ongoing research, I came across this page on the NYS DEC page. What I found interesting was the areas of concern and the popularity of these areas.
Listed below is just some of the areas listed.
What is considered a critical environmental area?
A Critical Environmental Area (CEA) is a geographic area with
exceptional or unique character with respect to one or more of
– a benefit or threat to human health;
– a natural setting such as fish and wildlife habitat, forest and
vegetation, open space, and areas of important aesthetic or
– agricultural, social, cultural, historic, archeological,
recreational, or educational values; or
– an inherent ecological, geological, or hydrological
sensitivity that may be adversely affected by any change.
- Cascadilla Creek, Tompkins County
- Ithaca Falls Park, Tompkins County
- Ausable Falls, Clinton County
- Fall Brook, Livingston County
- Whiteface Mountain, Essex County
- Watkins Glenn Gorge, Schuyler County
- Letchworth State Park, Wyoming County
- John Boyd Thacher State Park, Albany County
- Saratoga Springs State Park, Saratoga County
- Chimney Bluffs State Park, Wayne County
- Wiscoy Falls, Allegany County
- Buttermilk Falls State Park, Cayuga County
- Chittenango Falls State Park, Madison County
- Cohoes Falls, Saratoga County