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Greenway Ecological Standing Committee

   Standing Committee Members (updated 3/26/2015)

    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

    2015 Application Schedule (updated 11/10/2014)

    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 Ecological Standing Committee Application

Greenway Commission Consultation

Greenway Ecological Standing Committee Review and Approval

Funding

Status Reports

Final Report

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper: “Niagara River Riparian Restoration Program”

12/10/2008 Proposal PDF

11/19/2008 Greenway Commission support letter PDF

02/13/2009 Approval letter PDF

03/23/2009 $110,328.34

06/29/2010 $115,178.00

07/19/2010 $105,478.66

01/17/2010 Status Report PDF

6/23/2011 Status Report PDF and HTML (Text Only)

06/28/2012 Final Presentation (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”

11/06/2008 Proposal PDF

12/02/2008 Village of Lewiston Mayor Richard Soluri comments PDF

02/13/2009 Approval letter PDF

03/23/2009 $118,893.60

06/29/2010 $29,723.40

2009 Published article PDF

2009 Published article PDF

2009 Expenditure Report PDF

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

08/25/2011Final Presentation PDF and HTML (Text Only)

Tuscarora Nation: "Ecological

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

11/18/2008 Proposal PDF

01/21/2009 Greenway Commission support letter PDF

04/30/2009 Approval letter PDF

05/29/2009 $129,767.00

10/18/2010 $27,512

08/25/2011 Final Report

10/18/2011 GESC deemed the project complete (meeting notes).

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

12/00/2008 PDF

03/10/2009 Greenway Ecological Standing Committee Items for Consideration

12/2/2008 Village of Lewiston Mayor Richard Soluri comments 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”

02/00/2009 Tifft Nature Preserve

Management Plan PDF

Letters of Support PDF

2009 Greenway Commission consultation and review form PDF

05/20/2009 Greenway Commission support letter PDF

10/01/2009 Approval letter PDF

12/15/2009 -$100,000

12/20/2010 - $100,000

01/03/2012 - $100,000

09/15/2919 Status Report PDF;

08/25/2011 Status Presentation PDF and HTML (text only)

10/24/2011 Status Report PDF

10/10/2013 Status Report PDF

10/11/2013 - Final Report PDF

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

07/20/2009 Proposal PDF

05/20/2009 Greenway Commission consultation and review form PDF

02/11/2010 Approval letter PDF

03/04/2010 GESC response PDF

04/23/2010 $92,000

09/24/2012 $23,000

 

06/26/2012 Final Report PDF and HTML (text only)

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

11/20/2009 Proposal PDF

09/21/2009 Proposal to Greenway Commission PDF

11/17/2009 Greenway Commission round 12 vote PDF

DEC Comments on round 12 Projects PDF

11/17/2009 Greenway Commission support letter 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

10/18/2011 Status Report PDF

12/00/2011 Final 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”

11/18/2009 Proposal PDF

Greenway Commission was not consulted.

12/22/2009 Notification Letter PDF

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”

09/01/2010 NYSOPRHP support PDF

09/16/2010 Proposal PDF

05/19/2010 Greenway Commission support package PDF

11/15/2010 Approval letter PDF

01/25/2011 $156,440

02/17/2012 $39,110

08/25/2011 Status Presentation PDF and HTML (text only)

 

Forest Lawn Heritage Foundation “Biological Sampling Along Scajaquada Creek”

09/21/2010 Proposal PDF

N/A

11/16/2010 Notification letter  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”

02/02/2011 Proposal (Revised) PDF

09/20/2010 Proposal to Greenway Commission PDF

03/17/2011 Approval letter PDF

03/17/2011 $188,881

12/02/2013 Status Presentation PDF

01/9/2015 Status Report 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”

01/21/2011 Proposal PDF

02/11/2011 Executive Summary and supplemental information PDF

 

06/30/2011 Approval letter PDF

07/19/2011 $137,785

02/26/2013 Final Presentation PDF

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

 01/29/2013 Proposal PDF

02/26/2013 Proposal Presentation PDF

 

03/29/2013 Approval letter PDF

3/29/2013 $196,150

12/02/2013 Status Presentation PDF

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

12/10/2008 Proposal PDF

11/19/2008 Greenway Commission support letter PDF

02/13/2009 Approval letter PDF

03/29/2009 $110,328.34

6/29/2010 $115,178

01/17/2010 Status Report PDF

06/23/2011 Status Report PDF

06/28/2012 Status Report PDF

2/26/2013 Final Presentation PDF

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

05/29/2012 Proposal PDF

01/18/2012 Greenway Commission support letter PDF

09/24/2012 Approval letter PDF

09/24/2012 $235,225

03/16/2012 Status Report PDF

10/16/2013 Status Report PDF

12/02/2013 Status Presentation PDF

10/30/2014 Status Report PDF

10/30/2014 Status presentation PDF

 

Western NY Land Conservancy “Niagara Escarpment Legacy Project”

Proposal (01/01/2012) PDF

Application (2012) PDF

 

10/01/2012 $253,338.40

 

05/22/2014 Final Report available on WNYLC website (http://wnylc.org/land-protection/current-projects/niagara-escarpment-legacy-project/)

BUDC “Riverbend Shoreline Restoration Project

06/26/2012 Presentation (PDF)

01/18/2012 Greenway Commission support letter PDF

 

Funding was not approved

 

 

Western NY Land Conservancy “Stella Niagara Preserve”

06/06/2013 Proposal PDF

06/18/2013 Proposal Presentation PDF

09/11/2013 Approval letter PDF

9/11/2013 $500,000

10/30/2014 Status Presentation PDF

12/1/2014 Status Report PDF

 

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 Proposal PDF

06/18/2013 Proposal Presentation PDF

05/23/2013 Greenway Commission support letter PDF

09/11/2013 Approval letter PDF

9/11/2013 $298,880.00

11/17/2014 Status Report PDF

 

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

02/01/2013 Proposal PDF

02/26/2013 Proposal Presentation PDF

03/29/2013 Approval letter PDF

3/29/2013 $219,069.00

12/2/2013 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 Proposal PDF

02/26/2013 Proposal Presentation PDF

05/31/2013 Proposal PDF

06/18/2013 Proposal Presentation PDF

03/21/2014 Greenway Commission support letter PDF

09/11/2013 $296,218

09/15/2014 Status Report PDF

01/30/2015 Status Presentation PDF

 

Buffalo Audubon “Audubon Birding Trail”

03/6/2014 Proposal PDF

03/6/2014 Proposal Presentation PDF

 

Approval Letter (2014) PDF

 

 

 

Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association “Shoreline Stabilization and Habitat Restoration”

03/6/2014 Proposal Presentation PDF

 

Decision Letter (2014) PDF

Funding was not approved

 

 

Cazenovia Community Resource Center “Invasive Species Control and Park Beautification”

03/6/2014 Proposal PDF

03/6/2014 Proposal Presentation PDF

 

Approval Letter (2014) PDF

03/17/2014 $37,612

04/10/2014 Revised Budget PDF

 

Niagara River Yacht Club “Shoreline Stabilications and Native Habitat Plantings”

07/2013 Proposal PDF

 

Decision Letter (2014) PDF

Funding was not approved

 

 

Buffalo Museum of Science “Green Infrastructure & Native Landscape Plannign at Tifft Nature Preserve”

05/31/2014 Proposal PDF

05/21/2014 Greenway Commission support letter PDF

07/11/2011 Decision Letter PDF

Funding was not approved

 

 

Cazenovia Community Resource Center “Shoreline Restorations Final Design and Construction”

03/12/2015 Proposal PDF

03/12/2015 Proposal Presentation PDF

 

 

 

 

 

Greenway Ecological Standing Committee Meetings

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2015

  • March 12, 2015

- Agenda, Attendees, Notes, and Action Items PDF

- Shoreline Stabilization Final Design and Construction Proposal Presentation PDF

  • January 30, 2015

- Agenda, Attendees, Notes, and Action Items PDF

2014

  • October 30, 2014

- Agenda, Attendees, Notes, and Action Items PDF

- Stella Niagara Preserve Update PDF

- NRRRP Phase II Update PDF

  • July 9, 2014

- Agenda, Attendees, Notes, and Action Items

- Buffalo Museum of Science: Green Infrastructure and Native Landscape Planning at Tifft Nature Presentation

  • March 6, 2014

- Agenda, Attendees, Notes, and Action Items PDF

- Cazenovia Community Resource Center: Invasive Species Control and Native Tree and Shrub Species Planting Plan, Park Beautification Project Proposal Presentation PDF

- Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association Presentation PDF

- Buffalo Audubon Birding Trail Presentation PDF

2013

  • December 2, 2013

- Agenda, Attendees, Notes, and Action Items

- 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

- Buffalo Niagara RIVERKEEPER: Niagara River Riparian Restoration Program Phase 2. Status presentation PDF

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

- Buffalo Niagara RIVERKEEPER: Niagara Greenway Habitat Conservation Strategy - Phase II Year 1 Update PDF

  • July 18, 2013

- Agenda, Attendees, Notes, and Action Items

  • June 18, 2013

- Agenda, Attendees, Notes, and Action Items

- Western New York Land Conservancy: Stella Niagara Preserve Proposal Presentation PDF

- 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

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

  • May 8, 2013

- Agenda, Attendees, Notes, and Action Items

  • February, 26, 2013

- Agenda, Attendees, Notes, and Action Items

- Buffalo Niagara RIVERKEEPER: Niagara River Regional Habitat Restoration Strategy Phase I. Final Report Presentation PDF

- Buffalo Niagara RIVERKEEPER: Niagara River Regional Habitat Restoration Strategy Phase II. Proposal Presentation PDF

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

- Great Lakes Center: Niagara River Observatory Proposal Presentation PDF

2012

  • October 9, 2012

- Agenda, Attendees, Notes, and Action Items

  • June 26, 2012

- Agenda, Attendees, Notes, and Action Items

  • March 1, 2012

- Agenda, Attendees, Notes, and Action Items

2011

  • October 18, 2011 Meeting

- Agenda, Attendees

- Notes and Action Items

- Regional Economic Growth Through Ecological Restoration of the Niagara Gorge Rim - PDF Handout

  • August 25, 2011 Meeting

- Attendees, Notes, Action Items

- SUNY ESF: Muskellunge Esox masquinongy Genetic Structure, Reproductive Ecology, and Interaction with the Fish Community: Acquiring Information Needed for Successful Management. PDF and HTML (Text Only)

- Buffalo Museum of Science: Tree Regeneration at Tifft Nature Preserve, Year Two Project Update PDF and HTML (Text Only)

- Buffalo Audubon: Enhancement of Bird Habitat, Environmental Education and Interpretation, and Ecotourism at Joseph Davis State Park - Phase 1 Progress. PDF and HTML (text only)

  • June 23, 2011 Meeting

- Agenda and Attendees

- Notes, Action Items

- Buffalo Niagara RIVERKEEPER: Niagara River Riparian Restoration Presentation

  • April 7, 2011 Meeting

- Agenda

- Attendees

  • March 10, 2011 Conference Call

- Attendees

- Action Items

  • February 15, 2011 Meeting

- Agenda

- Attendees

- Notes, Action Items

- Buffalo Niagara RIVERKEEPER: Niagara River Regional Habitat Restoration Strategy Presentation PDF

2010

  • November 16, 2010 Meeting

- Agenda

- Attendees

- Notes, Action Items

  • October 26, 2010 Meeting

- Agenda

- Attendees and Notes

- Forest Lawn Heritage Foundation: Scajaquada Creek Water Quality and Habitat Restoration Initiative - Biological Sampling of Scajaquada Creek and Adjacent Waterbodies PDF

- Buffalo Audubon Society: Habitat Restoration And Bird Habitat Enhancement at Joseph Davis State Park 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

- Agenda

 


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