ECOLOGICAL STANDING COMMITTEE

 

MEETING NOTES

 

DATE/TIME: July 21, 2009 11am 2:30 pm

LOCATION:  NYPA Power Vista Community Room, Lewiston, NY

ATTENDEES:

Adams, Connie -New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Alkiewicz, Edward -New York Power Authority

Ault, Scott -Kleinschmidt Associates

Belue, Robert -Niagara River Greenway Commission

Biss, Russell D.-New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Boyer, Barry -University at Buffalo

Clark, David -New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYSOPRHP)

Daly, Robert -New York Power Authority

Fischer, Patricia -Tuscarora Indian Nation

Frazier, David -Gomez and Sullivan Engineers

Galati, Joseph P.-New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Gerlach, Jeff -New York Power Authority

Giarrizzo, Andrew -Niagara Falls State Parks

Haberstock, Alan -Kleinschmidt Associates

Harper, Lee -DBA Riveredge Associates, LLP

Hudson, Bill -Audubon New York

Klein, Art -Adirondack Mountain Club

Leuchner, Paul -Niagara River Greenway Commission

Logan, Linda -Tonawanda Seneca Nation

McKeown, Paul -New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Paonessa, Louis -New York Power Authority

Rickard, Rene -Tuscarora Indian Nation

Schlueter, Scott L.-U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Schoenwiesner, Steve -New York Power Authority

Spiering, David -Tifft Nature Preserve

Steck, Rolfe -New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYSOPRHP)

Stottler, Michele -Gomez and Sullivan Engineers

Sundown, Mardell -Tonawanda Seneca Nation

Szuba, David A.P.E.-New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYSOPRHP)

Westhafer, Dorothy -Quality Quest Coalition - Grand Island

Wilkinson, Michael A.-New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Wooster, Margaret -Buffalo Niagara RIVERKEEPER

 

AGENDA:

Habitat Improvement Project Progress

o   Frog Is Wetland Creation

o   Little Beaver Island Wetland Restoration

o   Invasive Species Control

o   Common Tern Nesting

o   Osprey Nesting

HIP and HERF Cost Updates

Meeting Wrap Up / Action Items

ACTION ITEMS:

 

1.     NYPA will post Meeting Presentation

 

2.     NYPA will post Beaver Island Preliminary Design Drawings.  Please provide comments by 8/21.

 

3.     NYPA will distribute the Final Action Plan to the ESC.