Terms & Conditions

Terms of Use

Upon registering to use the Pennsylvania Wildlife Action Plan Conservation Opportunity Area (COA) Tool, 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.

The COA Tool does NOT satisfy or supplant regulatory review requirements and is NOT for Pennsylvania Natural Diversity Inventory (PNDI) project screening.  

This COA Tool was developed and intended for viewing information in the 2015-2025 Pennsylvania Wildlife Action Plan. The majority of data layers and overall site functionality are to inform the public about, and support implementation of, the 2015-2025 Pennsylvania Wildlife Action Plan, including best management practices for species of greatest conservation need and their habitats. These publicly available data include base maps and reference layers to support their use and are available for public viewing or map making.

Information contained in, or accessible via, the COA Tool changes on a quarterly basis yet the Pennsylvania Game Commission and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission may make improvements or alterations to the COA Tool at any time and without notice. The Commissions will make every effort to check the accuracy of information published within the COA Tool; however, the Commissions do not give any warranty that any information will be accurate or up-to-date and the user acknowledges that the information and services offered through the COA Tool are offered on an "as is" basis.

All warranties, terms and conditions with regard to this information and services, including all warranties, terms and conditions, implied by statute, collaterally or otherwise, of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.  In no event will the Commissions be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, whatsoever. 

The Pennsylvania Game Commission and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission reserve the right at any time to enhance, modify, alter, or suspend online access to the COA Tool and to terminate or restrict your online access at any time without notice. Furthermore, the Commissions do not give any guarantee that its service will continue for any designated period of time. The Commissions make no representations about the suitability of the information and services contained on, or accessed via, the COA Tool for any 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.

These Terms & Conditions of Use may be periodically revised. 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. 

By indicating your agreement to the terms of use for this website, you warrant that you understand these conditions and will not use this website except for the intended purposes. 


The Pennsylvania Wildlife Action Plan Conservation Opportunity Area Tool 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 Conservation Opportunity Area Project as well as all the contact information for registered users. This information is maintained for internal tracking purposes and will not be shared outside of the purposes of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. 

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

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