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Relicensing Greenway Funds

Greenway Ecological Standing Committee

•        Standing Committee Members (updated 12/15/2010)

•        Greenway Ecological Fund Standing Committee Award Guidelines & Application Requirements (updated 12/15/2010)

•        Source materials on native plants for the Niagara Greenway

•        Proposal Cover Sheet / Check List

•        2014 Application Schedule (updated 10/29/2013)

•        Greenway Ecological Standing Committee Meetings

•       Fish and Wildlife Habitat Enhancement and Restoration Fund:  Guidelines for Fund Applications  

•        Project Location Map

•        NYPA Deposits, Earnings, and Withdrawals for GESC-Approved Projects

Project Name

Status

Greenway Application

Greenway Commission Consultation

Greenway Ecological Standing Committee Review and Approval

Funding

Status Reports

Final Report

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper: “Niagara River Riparian Restoration Program”

Application Submission 12/10/2008  PDF

Greenway Commission  consistency approval  letter 11/19/2008  PDF

02/13/2009 Approval Letter PDF

03/23/2009 - $110,328.34

06/29/2010 - $115,178.00

07/19/2011-$105,478.66 (Final Payment)

2009 Annual Progress Report  PDF

2011 progress report

 

(06/23/2011)  PDF and HTML (Text Only)

06/28/2012 Annual Progress Report (PDF and HTML (text only)

Research Foundation of State University of New York: “Muskellunge Esox Masquinoncy Genetic Structure, Reproductive Ecology and Interaction with the Fish Community”

Application Submission 11/06/2008 PDF

Village of Lewiston Mayor Richard Soluri Comments for submitted Projects (12/2/2008) PDF

02/13/2009 Approval Letter PDF

03/23/2009 -$118,893.60

06/29/2010 -$29,723.40

Sampling for  Muskellunge, Rudd, and the nearshore Fish Community of the Buffalo Harbor and the Upper Niagara River, 2009  PDF

Sampling for Muskellunge and the Nearshore Fish Community of the Lower Niagara River, 2009 PDF

2009 Expenditure Report PDF

08/25/2011 – Project Status Presentation PDF and HTML (Text Only)

August 25, 2011, Presentation by Kevin L. Kapuscinski & John M. Farrell PDF and HTML (Text Only)

Tuscarora Nation: "Ecological

Enhancement and Wetland Restoration on Tuscarora Nation Land in the Greenway Corridor”

Application Submission 11/18/2008 PDF

Greenway Commission  approval  letter 01/21/2009  PDF

04/30/2009 Approval Letter PDF

05/29/2009 – $129,767.00

10/18/2010 - $27,512

Tuscarora Nation provided GESC with a report entitled “Tuscarora Enhancement Final Report” dated August 25, 2011.

On October 18, 2011 GESC deemed the project as complete.

Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority: “Outer Harbor Bell Slip Stabilization Project”

Project Consultation and Review PDF (December 2008)

E-mail 03/10/2009: Greenway Ecological Standing Committee Items for Consideration

Village of Lewiston Mayor Richard Soluri Comments for submitted Projects (12/2/2008) PDF

04/22/2009 Approval Letter PDF

05/21/2009-$55,000.00

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority scheduled a presentation for the “Outer Harbor Bell Slip Stabilization Project” for August 25, 2011.  The presentation was postponed and will be rescheduled.

 

Buffalo Museum of Science “Tree Regeneration at Tifft Nature Preserve”

Tifft Nature Preserve

Management Plan PDF (February 2009)

Letters of Support PDF

Niagara River Greenway Commission Consultation And Review Form PDF

Niagara River Greenway Commission letter of support (05/20/2009) PDF

10/01/2009 Approval Letter PDF

12/15/2009 - $100,000

12/20/2010 - $100,000

01/03/2012 - $100,000

Report on activities and expenditures:

First Year, September 15, 2010 Update PDF;

Second Year, October 24,2011 Update PDF

Year Two Project Update Presentation PDF and HTML (text only)

Third Year, October 10, 2013 Update PDF

10/11/2013 - Final report PDF 

Buffalo Urban Development Corporation (BUDC) “Union Ship Canal Public Open Space”

Union Ship Canal Public Open Space Application to the Greenway ecological Fund Standing Committee (August 2009) PDF

Niagara River Greenway Commission Consultation and Review (05/20/2009) PDF

02/11/2010 Approval Letter PDF

03/04/2010 GESC Response PDF

04/23/2010 - $92,000

09/24/2012 - $23,000

 

Final report delivered at June 26, 2012 meeting. PDF and HTML (text only)

Wild Ones Niagara Falls and River Region Chapter “Regional Economic Growth Through Ecological Restoration of the Niagara Gorge Rim”

Application for:

Regional Economic Growth Through Ecological Restoration of the Niagara Gorge Rim (11/20/2009) PDF

Proposal to Niagara River Greenway Commission (09/21/2009) PDF

Niagara River Greenway

ROUND 12, vote 11/17/2009 PDF

DEC Comments, 12th Round Projects PDF

Niagara River Greenway Commission Support (11/17/2009) PDF

02/11/2010 GESC Letter PDF

02/18/2010 Wild Ones Response PDF

03/29/2010 - $92,000.00

01/17/2012 - $23,000

October 18, 2011:

Progress handout (PDF)

Regional Economic Growth Through Ecological Restoration of the Niagara Gorge Rim Report.

Executive Summary

Part 1: Niagara Falls - Then and Now

Part 2: Robert Moses Parkway: Its Current Purpose and Future Prospects

Part 3: Restored Niagara Gorge Rim: Concept and Benefits

Part 4: Implementation and Management: How It Can Happen

Appendix A: Soil Characteristics

Appendix B: Ecological Inventory of Niagara Gorge and

Appendix C: Economic Assessment Report

Appendix D: Traffic Assessment Report and Existing Circulation Map

Appendix E: Robert Moses Parkway: Then and Now

Fenian Marker Committee and South Buffalo Alive “Fenian Invasion of 1866 Marker”

Application for “Fenian Invasion of 1866 Marker” (11/18/2009) PDF

Greenway Commission was not consulted.

12/22/2009 Notification Letter PDF (Funding was not approved) )

Funding was not approved.

N/A

N/A

Buffalo Audubon Society “Enhancement of Bird Habitat, Environmental Education and Interpretation, and Ecotourism at Joseph Davis State Park Town of Lewiston, NY”

Application (09/16/2010)  PDF 

NYSOPRHP support (09/01/2010) PDF

Niagara River Greenway Commission supports the Buffalo Audubon Society’s “Project Consultation and Review” package (May 19, 2010) PDF

Approval Letter (2010) PDF

1/25/2011 - $156,440

02/17/2012 – $ 39,110

Phase 1 Progress: 08/25/2011 Presentation PDF and HTML  (text only)

 

Forest Lawn Heritage Foundation “Biological Sampling Along Scajaquada Creek”

Application (09/21/2010) PDF

N/A

Greenway Ecological Standing Committee decided against funding “Biological Sampling Along

Scajaquada Creek” proposal (11/16/2010 – PDF)

Funding was not approved.

N/A

N/A

Research Foundation of State University of New York: “Evaluation of Nearshore Fish Assemblages, Habitat, and the Effects of Herbivorous Rudd: Determining the Efficacy of Fish Habitat Restoration Efforts in the Buffalo Harbor and Niagara River”

Revised Application  (02/02/2011) PDF

Proposal to Niagara River Greenway Commission (09/20/2010) PDF

Approval Letter (2011)  PDF

03/17/2011 - $188,881

Status presentation delivered at December 2, 2013 meeting PDF

After the first year this project was deferred for continuation under ESC/HERF funding.

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper/Ecology & Environment “Niagara River Greenway Regional Habitat Restoration Strategy Phase I”

Application (01/21/2011) PDF

Executive Summary and supplemental information (02/11/2011) PDF

 

Approval Letter (2011) PDF

07/19/2011-$137,785

Project Overview presented at 2/26/2013 meeting PDF

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper/Ecology & Environment “Niagara River Greenway Regional Habitat Conservation Strategy Phase II”

Application: 1/29/2013 PDF

Proposal Presentation (2/26/2013) PDF

 

Approval Letter (2013) PDF

3/29/2013-$196,150.00

Status presentation delivered at December 2, 2013 meeting PDF

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper/Ecology & Environment  Niagara Riparian Restoration Program Phase I”

Proposal (12/10/2008) PDF

Project is consistent to the Niagara River Greenway Plan as determined by the Niagara River Greenway Commission.

11/19/2008 Approval Letter PDF 

Approval Letter (2009) PDF

03/29/2009 - $110,328.34 PDF

6/29/2010 - $115,178.00 PDF

Progress report: 01/17/2010 PDF

Progress report: 06/23/2011 PDF

Progress report: 06/28/2012 PDF

Final presentation delivered at February 26, 2013 meeting. PDF

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper/Ecology & Environment  Niagara Riparian Restoration Program Phase II”

Application (05/29/2012)

PDF 

Project is consistent to the Niagara River Greenway Plan as determined by the Niagara River Greenway Commission.

01/18/2012 Letter - PDF

Approval Letter (2012) PDF

09/24/2012- $235,225

Progress report 03/16/2012 PDF

Progress report 10/16/2013 PDF

Status presentation delivered at December 2, 2013 meeting PDF

 

Western NY Land Conservancy “Niagara Escarpment Legacy Project” 

Proposal (01/01/2012) PDF

Application (2012) PDF

 

10/01/2012-253,338.40

 

 

BUDC “Riverbend Shoreline Restoration Project

06/26/2012 Presentation (PDF)

Greenway Commission support 01/18/2012 letter PDF

 

Funding was not approved

 

 

Western NY Land Conservancy “Stella Niagara Preserve”

06/06/2013 Proposal  PDF

06/18/2013 Proposal Presentation  PDF

Approval Letter (2013) PDF

9/11/2013-$500,000.00

 

 

SUNY Buffalo State “Emerald Shiner Habitat Conservation and Restoration Study in the Upper Niagara River: Importance for Sport Fish, Common Terns, and Public Education”

06/18/2013 Application PDF

06/18/2013 Proposal Presentation PDF

Greenway Commission support letter 05/23/2013 PDF

Approval Letter (2013) PDF

9/11/2013- $298,880.00 PDF

 

 

SUNY ESF “Quantifying Relationships between Fish Assemblages and Nearshore Habitat Characteristics of the Niagara River”

02/01/2013 Application PDF  

02/26/2013 Proposal Presentation PDF

Approval Letter (2013) PDF

3/29/2013-$219,069.00 PDF

Status report delivered at December 2, 2013 meeting PDF

 

SUNY Buffalo State “Investigating Lake Sturgeon habitat use, feeding ecology, and benthic resource availability in the Lower Niagara River” formally known as: Great Lakes Center “Niagara River Observatory”

01/29/2013 Application PDF

02/26/2013 Proposal Presentation PDF

05/31/2013 Application PDF

06/18/2013 Proposal Presentation PDF

 

 

Greenway Ecological Standing Committee Meetings

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2013

  • December 2, 2013

Ÿ  Agenda, Attendees, Notes, and Action Items

Ÿ  Update of HERF & GESC Funded Research: “Evaluation of Nearshore Fish Assemblages, Habitat, and the Effects of Herbivorous Rudd: Determining the Efficacy of Fish Habitat Restoration Efforts in the Buffalo Harbor and Niagara River” PDF

Ÿ  Niagara River Riparian Restoration Program Phase 2. Status presentation PDF

Ÿ  Update of HERF & GESC Funded Research: “Quantifying Relationships between Fish Assemblages and Nearshore Habitat Characteristics of the Niagara River” PDF

Ÿ  Niagara Greenway Habitat Conservation Strategy - Phase II Year 1 Update PDF

·        Agenda, Attendees, Notes, and Action Items

Ÿ  Western New York Land Conservancy Stella Niagara Preserve Proposal Presentation  PDF

Ÿ  SUNY Buffalo State: Emerald Shiner Habitat Conservation and Restoration Study in the Upper Niagara River: Importance for Sport Fish, Common Terns, and Public Education Proposal Presentation PDF

Ÿ  SUNY Buffalo State: Investigating Lake Sturgeon habitat use, feeding ecology, and benthic resource availability in the Lower Niagara River Proposal Presentation PDF

Ÿ  Buffalo Niagara RIVERKEEPER (BNR): Niagara River Regional Habitat Restoration Strategy Phase I. Final Report Presentation PDF

Ÿ  Buffalo Niagara RIVERKEEPER (BNR): Niagara River Regional Habitat Restoration Strategy Phase II. Proposal Presentation PDF

Ÿ  SUNY ESF: Quantifying Relationships between Fish Assemblages and Nearshore Habitat Characteristics of the Niagara River Proposal Presentation PDF

Ÿ  Great Lakes Center Niagara River Observatory Proposal Presentation PDF

 

2012

2011

  • October 18, 2011 Meeting
  • August 25, 2011 Meeting
    • Attendees, Notes, Action Items
    • Muskellunge Esox masquinongy Genetic Structure, Reproductive Ecology, and Interaction with the Fish Community: Acquiring Information Needed for Successful Management. Presented by Kevin L. Kapuscinski & John M. Farrell PDF and HTML (Text Only)
    • Tree Regeneration at Tifft Nature Preserve, Year Two Project Update PDF and HTML (Text Only)
    • Enhancement of Bird Habitat, Environmental Education and Interpretation, and Ecotourism at Joseph Davis State Park - Phase 1 Progress. Presentation by Buffalo Audubon Society and Ecology and Environment, Inc.  PDF and HTML (text only)
  • June 23, 2011 Meeting
  • April 7, 2011 Meeting
  • March 10, 2011 Conference Call
  • February 15, 2011 Meeting

- Agenda

-Attendees

-Notes, Action Items

-Presentation by Buffalo Niagara RIVERKEEPER and Ecology and Environment - “Niagara River Regional Habitat Restoration Strategy” PDF

 

2010

  • November 16, 2010 Meeting

- Agenda

-Attendees

-Notes, Action Items

  • October 26, 2010 Meeting

- Agenda

-Attendees and Notes

- Scajaquada Creek Water Quality and Habitat Restoration Initiative - Biological Sampling of Scajaquada Creek and Adjacent Waterbodies PDF

- Habitat Restoration And Bird Habitat Enhancement, Joseph Davis State Park, Lewiston, NY – Presentation by Buffalo Audibon Society - PDF

  • September 21, 2010 Meeting

-Attendees

- Michelle Vanstrom from Wild Ones Niagara (WON) presented an update on the WON Niagara Gorge Rim Restoration project

  • July 13,2010 Conference Call

- Attendees, Agenda

- Muskellunge Project Update Presentation by Kevin L. Kapuscinski and John M. Farrell - PDF

  • May 25, 2010 Meeting

- Attendees

- Tree Regeneration at Tifft Nature Preserve Presentation - PDF

- Habitat Restoration And Bird Habitat Enhancement, Joseph Davis State Park, Lewiston, NY – Presentation by Buffalo Audibon Society - PDF

- Restoration and Rehabilitation of Scajaquada Creek – Presentation by Forest Lawn Heritage Foundation  in cooperation with Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy - PDF

  • February 26,2010 Conference Call

- Attendees, Agreements, Action Items

  • February 2,2010 Meeting

-Attendees, Agreements, Action Items

-Union Ship Canal Open Space Presentation - PDF

  • January 19, 2010 Meeting

-Attendees, Agreements, Action Items

2009

  • December 18, 2009 Meeting

-Agenda, Attendees, Notes

- Regional Economic Growth Through Ecological Restoration of the Niagara Gorge Rim Presentation by Niagara Falls and the River Region Chapter of the Wild Ones Native Plants, Natural Landscaping - PDF

- Union Ship Canal Open Space Presentation by Buffalo Urban Development Corporation (BUDC) Revised Presentation - PDF

  • September 15, 2009 Meeting

-Agenda, Attendees, Notes

  • August 11, 2009 Conference Call

-Agenda, Attendees

- Union Ship Canal Open Space Presentation by Buffalo Urban Development Corporation (BUDC) Presentation - PDF and, html (text only) format.

  • July 21, 2009 Meeting
  • May 19, 2009 Meeting

-Attendees, Agreements, Action Items

  • April 3, 2009 Conference Call

-Agenda

-Action Items/Agreements

-Attendees, Agreements, Action Items

2008

 

 


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