Vernal Pools

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Vernal Pool Database

This geodatabase stores information on vernal pools and their geographic locations. The data can be queried or mapped as in the map (right) that shows the distribution of vernal pools currently documented in the database.

The map (right) represents the latest version of the Vernal Pool Database, which includes all pools registered to date. For information on how you can obtain locational information to visit the sites, please contact us.

To document a new vernal pool, please go to ‘Register a Pool’ to enter and submit your data to us with a mail-in form.

Visit the Conservation Explorer available at https://conservationexplorer.dcnr.pa.gov/ to see the locations of vernal pools and other important natural areas within Pennsylvania.