ECOLOGICAL STANDING COMMITTEE (10/18/11)

Slide 1.

Frog Island Habitat Improvement Project: 90% Design Overview and Field Tour

Presented to the Ecological Standing Committee

October 18, 2011

Slide 2.

Agenda

Frog Island HIP –90% Design

·         Status of design process

·         Walk through designs

·         Next steps

Field Trip

·         From Sheridan Drive boat ramp

·         Life Jackets and Safety Briefing

·         Frog Island –tour footprint, questions

Slide 3.

Frog Island – 90% Final Design

Project Objective–Create emergent wetland and submerged aquatic vegetation habitat

·         50% Design approved at October 2010 ESC meeting

·         90% Final Design includes

o   Additional engineering and details for permitting and construction

o   Input from agency and independent engineering review

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Slide 4.

Frog Island HIP

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Slide 5.

Proposed Habitats

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Slide 6.

Proposed Habitats

Depth (from NML WSEL 556.5)

Elevation Range (ft USLS35)

Habitat Zone

Typical Vegetation

0.5 to 3+

566-569.5

Scrub/Shrub

Red osier and Silky dogwood, willow shrubs, Swamp mallow, Northern arrowwood, River bulrush, Blue vervain, Tussock sedge, White boneset, Joe pye weed

5 to 0.5+

560-567+

Berm

No Plantings, Maintenance Required

0-0.5

566-566.5

Shallow Zone

River bulrush, White boneset, Invasive Species, Common reed

0.5-1.0

565.5-566

Shallow Emergent

Softstem bulrush, Hardstem bulrush, River bulrush, Three Square, Burreed

1.0-1.5

565-565.5

Upper Deep Emergent

Arrowhead, Softstem bulrush, Hardstem bulrush, Three Square, Burreed

1.5-2.5

564-565

Lower Deep Emergent

Arrowhead, Wild celery, Three Square, Burreed

2.5-7.0-

559.5-564

SAV

Wild celery and other SAV species

 

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Section B

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Slide 8.

Section B

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Slide 9.

Section B

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Slide 10.

Next Steps:

·         Consult with DEC and DOS on timing constraints

·         Submit Permit applications in mid-2012

o   Consult with US Coast Guard

o   IJC/River Board of Control

o   Joint Application to USACE, DEC and DOS

·         Plan for construction in 2013-2014

Slide 11.

Questions so far?

Field Trip next…