ECOLOGICAL STANDING COMMITTEE

MEETING NOTES

DATE/TIME: November 19, 2009 10am – 3pm

LOCATION:  NYPA Power Vista Community Room, Lewiston, NY

ATTENDEES:

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

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

McKeown, Paul -New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Ault, Scott -Kleinschmidt Associates

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

Roblee, Kenneth J.-New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Adams, Connie -New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Wooster, Margaret -Buffalo Niagara RIVERKEEPER

Beahan, Lawrence -Sierra Club

Daly, Robert -New York Power Authority

Belue, Robert -Niagara River Greenway Commission

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

Janis, Meg -New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYSOPRHP)

Leuchner, Paul -Niagara River Greenway Commission

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

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

Perot, Morris -Kleinschmidt Associates

Gerlach, Jeff -New York Power Authority

Haberstock, Alan -Kleinschmidt Associates

Frazier, David -Gomez and Sullivan Engineers

Bowen, Mark DerhamP.E.-Kleinschmidt Associates

Harper, Lee -DBA Riveredge Associates, LLP

Quebbeman, Jonathan A.-Kleinschmidt Associates

Spiering, David -Tifft Nature Preserve

Fischer, Patricia -Tuscarora Indian Nation

Westhafer, Dorothy -Quality Quest Coalition - Grand Island

Stottler, Michele -Gomez and Sullivan Engineers

Alkiewicz, Edward -New York Power Authority

Schoenwiesner, Steve -New York Power Authority 

Frank, Thomas –IJC Bi-National Niagara Watershed Seaway Greenway Project

AGENDA:

-          Habitat Improvement Project Progress

-  Frog Island Wetland Creation

-  Little Beaver Island Wetland Restoration

-  Invasive Species Control

-  Common Tern Nesting

-  Osprey Nesting

-   Motor Island

-   Fish Attraction

-     Name-a-HIP Challenge – Marsh creation above Motor Island (aka Frog Island)

-       HIP and HERF Cost Updates

-        Meeting Wrap Up / Action Items