The Wetlands Impact Tracker follows the development of federal permitting under the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The USACE evaluates permit applications for any work, including oil and gas projects, in the Nation’s navigable waters. Similar to other dashboards on the Climate Program Portal, the Wetlands Impact Tracker makes accessible to a broad audience valuable data from key federal programs related to climate change.
The Wetlands Impact Tracker compiles public notices of those permit applications, typically stored in PDFs. The data pulled from these notices can help users better understand the impact of development projects on sensitive areas by revealing and summarizing individual notices, and aggregating information for advocacy work, public comments on proposed projects, and more. We encourage you to use this tool to explore and better understand how development projects are impacting the communities you work with and live in.