Ecological Standing Committee Meeting (May 27, 2008)

 

Slide 1.

OPRHP Niagara Corridor Restoration Overview

Title Page

 

Slide 2.

Niagara River Greenway

NYSOPRHP Implementation Strategy: Capital Projects + Planning Initiatives

†† Image- Niagara River Greenway Implementation Strategy

 

Slide 3.

Niagara River Greenway

NYSOPRHP Implementation Strategy: Capital Projects + Panning Initiatives

†† Image- Niagara River Greenway- National Heritage Area

 

Slide 4.

Reservation State Park- Goat Island

Landscape Rehabilitation

†† Image - ďIn the Woods of Goat IslandĒ

†††††††††††† - The Central Forest on Goat Island Today (4)

†† Text- Project Overview

- Benefits of the Plan

 

Slide 5.

Reservation State Park- Goat Island

Landscape Rehabilitation

†† Image - Goat Island Complex

- Goat Island Complex Photos

 

Slide 6.

Reservation State Park- Goat Island

Landscape Rehabilitation

†† Image - Sketch of Historic Bridge Between Three Sisters Island, by Amos W. Sangster

- Plan of Bridge from Goat Island to First Sister Island, designed by Calvert ††††††††††††††

††† Vaux in the 1890s

- The Historic Stone Bridge Leading to the First Sister Island was designed by

††† Calvert Vaux in the 1890s

- Niagara, Oil on Canvas, by Frederic Church, 1857

†† Text††† - F.L Olmstead

 

 

 

 

 

Slide 7.

Reservation State Park- Goat Island

Landscape Rehabilitation

†† Image - Historic Plan for the Niagara Reservation State Park, prepared by Frederic

††††††††††††††† Law Olmstead, 1887 ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

††††††††††† -Three Sisters Comfort Station, shown in the 29th Annual Report to the

†††††††††††††† Commissioners in 1913

††††††††††† -Historic View Looking Toward Luna Island, Postcard

††††††††††† -View from Overlook, Goat Island, Postcard

†† Text††† - Landscape Rehabilitation Plan

 

Slide 8.

Reservation State Park- Goat Island

Landscape Rehabilitation

†† Image - Vegetation Comparison Maps

††††††††††††† - 1805 Map

††† - 1827 Map

††† - Gardener Map: 1879 Survey, Prepared for the Establishment of the Park

††† - 1887 Olmsted and Vaux Plan

 

Slide 9.

Reservation State Park- Goat Island

Landscape Rehabilitation

†† Image - Vegetation Comparison Maps

††††††††††††††††††††††† -1951 Aerial Photograph

††††††††††††††††††††††† -1968 Aerial Photograph

††††††††††††††††††††††† -1978 Aerial Photograph

††††††††††††††††††††††† -2000 Aerial Photograph

 

Slide 10.

Reservation State Park- Goat Island

Landscape Rehabilitation

†† Image -A Forest Restoration Process will be Undertaken to Reduce Lawn and Restore

††††††††††††† Understory Plantings in the Woods near the Top of the Falls Restaurant

- Handrails on the Concrete Bridges leading to the Second and Third Sister

Island

†††††††††††††† Historically Compatible Railings

††††††††††† - Existing View of Lawn Areas

††††††††††† - View Showing Conversion of Lawn to native vegetation meadow

†† Text††† - Rehabilitation Strategies

††† - Recommendations

 

 

 

 

 

Slide 11.

Reservation State Park- Goat Island

Landscape Rehabilitation

†† Image - Landscape Rehabilitation Strategies

 

Slide 12.

Reservation State Park- Goat Island

Landscape Rehabilitation

†† Image - Existing Ecological Communities

††† - Ecological Community Integrity

††† - Upland Forest

††† - Limestone Pavement Barrens

††† - Rock Outcrop

†† - ?

 

Slide 13.

Reservation State Park- Goat Island

Landscape Rehabilitation

†† Image - Rarity of Community Types

††† - Partial List of Plants or Ecological Communities on the Three Sisters Islands

†† Text††† - Rehabilitation of the Three Sisters Islands will Include:

 

Slide 14.

Greater Niagara Region

Ecotourism Initiative

†† Image - photos (5)

†† Text†† - Project Goals and Objectives

 

Slide 15.

Greater Niagara Region

Ecotourism Initiative

†† Image - National Geographic, Guide to Birdwatching Sites in the Eastern U.S.

 

Slide 16.

Greenway Applications

Goat Island

†† Image - Niagara River Greenway Commission Project Consultation and Review

††††††††††††††† Submission

-Niagara Reservation State Park Goat Island Restoration Plan ďPlanningĒ

††††††††††††††††††††††† Proposal

Slide 17.

Greenway Applications

Goat Island

†† Image - Existing Landscape Types

††† - Key to Project Areas

 

 

Slide 18.

Greenway Applications

Luna Island + Stedmanís Bluff

†† Image - Niagara River Greenway Commission Project Consultation and Review

††††††††††††††† Submission

††††††††††† ††††††††††† -Niagara Reservation State Park, Luna Island & Stedmanís Bluff

Restoration

††††††††††††††††††††††† -Luna Island

††††††††††††††††††††††† -Stedmanís Bluff

††††††††††††††††††††††† -Historic Plan Enlargement

 

Slide 19.

Greenway Applications

Three Sisters Islands

†† Image- Niagara River Greenway Commission Project Consultation and Review

†††††††††††††† Submission

- Niagara Reservation State Park, Three Sisters Islands Restoration

- Phase one (3)

 

Slide 20.

Greenway Applications

Three Sisters Islands

†† Image - Upland Forest

- Shoreline Fringe

- Limestone Pavement Barrens

- Wetland

- Rock Outcrop

- Fen

- Existing Ecological Communities

 

Slide 21.

Greenway Applications

Devilís Hole State Park

†† Image - Niagara River Greenway Commission Project Consultation and Review

††††††††††††††† Submission

††††††††††† - Niagara Gorge Trail, Whirlpool to Devilís Hole State Park

- Whirlpool Rapids

††††††††† ††††- Devilís Hole Stairs

 

Slide 22.

Greenway Applications

Whirlpool State Park

†† Image - Niagara River Greenway Commission Project Consultation and Review

††† Submission

- Whirlpool State Park Rim Trail and Overlook, Phase one (2)