Greenway Ecological Standing Committee Projects

 

Submitted in 2008

Submitted in 2009

Submitted in 2010

Submitted in 2011

Submitted in 2012

Submitted in 2013

Submitted in 2014

Submitted in 2015

Submitted in 2016

Submitted in 2017

Submitted in 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Submitted in 2008

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

·         Tuscarora Nation:
Ecological Enhancement and Wetland Restoration on Tuscarora Nation Land in the Greenway Corridor

·         Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority:
Outer Harbor Bell Slip Stabilization Project

·         Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper:
Niagara River Riparian Restoration Program Phase I

Submitted in 2009

·         Buffalo Museum of Science:
Tree Regeneration at Tifft Nature Preserve

·         Buffalo Urban Development Corporation (BUDC):
Union Ship Canal Public Open Space

·         Fenian Marker Committee and South Buffalo Alive:
Fenian Invasion of 1866 Marker
not approved for GESC funding

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

Submitted in 2010

·         Buffalo Audubon Society:
Enhancement of Bird Habitat, Environmental Education and Interpretation, and Ecotourism at Joseph Davis State Park

·         Forest Lawn Heritage Foundation:
Biological Sampling Along Scajaquada Creek
not approved for GESC funding

Submitted in 2011

·         Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper:
Niagara River Greenway Regional Habitat Restoration Strategy Phase I

·         Research Foundation for State University of New York, ESF:
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

Submitted in 2012

·         Western New York Land Conservancy:
Niagara Escarpment Legacy Project

·         Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper:
Niagara River Riparian Restoration Program Phase II

·         Buffalo Urban Development Corporation:
Riverbend Shoreline Restoration Project
not approved for GESC funding

Submitted in 2013

·         Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper:
Niagara River Greenway Regional Habitat Conservation Strategy Phase II

·         Research Foundation for State University of New York, Buffalo State:
Investigating Lake Sturgeon Habitat Use, Feeding Ecology, and Benthic Resource Availability in the Lower Niagara River Formally known as: Niagara River Observatory

·         Research Foundation for State University of New York, ESF:
Quantifying Relationships between Fish Assemblages and Nearshore Habitat Characteristics of the Niagara River

·         Western New York Land Conservancy:
Stella Niagara Preserve

·         Research Foundation for State University of New York, Buffalo State:
Emerald Shiner Habitat Conservation and Restoration Study in the Upper Niagara River: Importance for Sport Fish, Common Terns, and Public Education

·         Niagara River Yacht Club:
Shoreline Stabilications and Native Habitat Plantings
not approved for GESC funding

Submitted in 2014

·         Buffalo Audubon Society:
Black Alder Removal at Buckhorn State Park formally known as “Audubon Birding Trail”

·         Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association:
Shoreline Stabilization and Habitat Restoration
not approved for GESC funding

·         Cazenovia Community Resource Center:
Invasive Species Control and Park Beautification

·         Buffalo Museum of Science:
Green Infrastructure & Native Landscape Planning at Tifft Nature Preserve

Submitted in 2015

·         Cazenovia Community Resource Center:
Shoreline Restorations Final Design and Construction

Submitted in 2016

·         Buffalo Olmsted Conservancy:
South Park Lake Restoration
not approved for GESC funding

·         Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper:
Scajaquada Creek Ecosystem Restoration

·         Research Foundation for State University of New York, Buffalo State:
Mapping the Niagara River: Generating Multi-layer Habitat Maps for Fish and Benthic Resources in the Upper Niagara River
not approved for GESC funding

·         Research Foundation for State University of New York, Buffalo State:
Recovering Ecosystem Function in the Upper Niagara River to Facilitate Habitat Restoration and Overcome Impairments in Water Quality, Fish, and Wildlife
not approved for GESC funding

·         Buffalo Audubon Society
Invasive Species Removal in Forested Habitats at Buckhorn Island State Park

·         Western New York Land Conservancy
Niagara Gorge and Rim Restoration and Enhancement

Submitted in 2017

·         Western New York Land Conservancy
Assumption Forest Preserve

·         Buffalo Museum of Science
Vernal Pool Enhancement at Tifft Nature Preserve

·         Pollinator Conservation Association
Pollinator Conservation Supplement

Submitted in 2018

·         Western New York Land Conservancy
Greenway Land Protection Program

·          Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper
North Tonawanda Botanical Gardens Living Shoreline

·         Cazenovia Community Resource Center
Breakwater Bay Ecological Enhancements

 

Project details and related links:

Sponsor: Project Name

Greenway Ecological Standing Committee Application

Greenway Commission Consultation

Greenway Ecological Standing Committee Review and Approval

Funding

Status Reports

Final Report

Research Foundation for State University of New York, ESF: 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

02/08/2012 $39,919.90

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 Niagara Riverkeeper: Niagara River 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

07/19/2010 $105,478.66

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 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)

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

Not approved for GESC funding.

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:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Part 4:

Appendix A:

Appendix B:

Appendix C:

Appendix D:

Appendix E:

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)

02/01/2014 Final Report PDF, Appendix A PDF, Appendices B and C PDF

Forest Lawn Heritage Foundation; Biological Sampling Along Scajaquada Creek

09/21/2010 Proposal PDF

N/A

11/16/2010 Notification letter  PDF

Not approved for GESC funding.

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper: 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

Research Foundation of State University of New York, ESF and Lake Superior State University:

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.

Western New York Land Conservancy: Niagara Escarpment Legacy Project

01/01/2012 Proposal PDF

2012 Application PDF

 

 

10/01/2012 $253,338.40

09/11/13 $63,334.60

 

05/22/2014 Final Niagara Escarpment Legacy Report and Appendices available on WNYLC website

03/18/2016 Final Report PDF

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper: Niagara River 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

12/12/2013 $259,091

12/18/2014 $205,113

7/17/2015 $156,444.40

09/20/2016 $220,668, $162,960

02/02/2018 $429,039.95

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

06/15/2015 Progress Report PDF

11/1/2016 Progress Report PDF

10/03/2017 Handout PDF

10/01/2017 Status Report PDF

10/01/2017 Status Report Appendices PDF

11/08/2018 Presentation PDF

11/08/2018 Handouts PDF

12/01/2018 Status Report PDF

 

Buffalo Urban Development Corporation: Riverbend Shoreline Restoration Project

06/26/2012 Presentation (PDF)

01/18/2012 Greenway Commission support letter PDF

 

Not approved for GESC funding.

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper: 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

06/16/2015 Final Report PDF

Research Foundation for State University of New York, Buffalo State: Investigating Lake Sturgeon habitat use, feeding ecology, and benthic resource availability in the Lower Niagara River formally known as: 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 Approval Letter PDF

09/11/2013 $296,218

12/20/2018 $53,450

09/15/2014 Status Report PDF

01/30/2015 Status Presentation PDF

11/23/2015 Status Report PDF

03/02/2016 Status Presentation PDF

08/26/2016 Extension Request PDF

10/03/2016 Extension Approval PDF

12/27/2016 Status Report PDF

04/04/2017 Status Presentation PDF

07/19/2018 Status Presentation PDF

07/19/2018 Final Report PDF

Research Foundation of State University of New York, ESF and Lake Superior State University:

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

03/29/2013 $219,069.00

08/25/2014 $190,112

05/30/2017 $54,563.15

12/02/2013 Status Report PDF

01/09/2015 Status Report PDF

02/01/2016 Status Report PDF

04/27/2017 Final Report PDF

Western New York Land Conservancy: Stella Niagara Preserve

06/06/2013 Proposal PDF

06/18/2013 Proposal Presentation PDF

09/11/2013 Approval letter PDF

09/11/2013 $500,000.00

10/30/2014 Status Presentation PDF

12/1/2014 Status Report PDF

03/17/2016 Final Report PDF

Research Foundation for State University of New York, 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

09/11/2013 $298,880.00

11/17/2014 Status Report PDF

01/30/2015 Status Presentation PDF

11/23/2015 Status Report PDF and attachments PDF

03/02/2016 Status Presentation PDF

08/30/2016 Extension Request PDF

10/03/2017 Extension Request PDF

12/19/2016 Status Report PDF

12/31/2016 Status Report PDF

10/11/2017 Extension Approval PDF

04/04/2017 Status Presentation PDF

07/19/2018 Status Presentation PDF

 

Niagara River Yacht Club: Shoreline Stabilization and Native Habitat Plantings

07/00/2013 Proposal PDF

 

04/28/2014 Notification Letter PDF

not approved for GESC funding.

Buffalo Audubon Society: Black Alder Removal at Buckhorn State Park formally known as “Audubon Birding Trail”

03/6/2014 Proposal PDF

03/6/2014 Proposal Presentation PDF

 

06/20/2014 Approval Letter PDF

05/01/2015 Budget Amendment Request PDF

06/15/2015 Budget Amendment Request PDF

04/06/15 $112,000

12/02/2015 $87,530

03/2/2016 Status Presentation PDF

12/15/2017 Final Report PDF

Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association: Shoreline Stabilization and Habitat Restoration

03/6/2014 Proposal Presentation PDF

 

04/28/2014 Decision Letter PDF

Not approved for GESC funding.

Cazenovia Community Resource Center: Invasive Species Control and Park Beautification

03/6/2014 Proposal PDF

03/6/2014 Proposal Presentation PDF

 

04/28/2014 Approval Letter PDF

03/17/2014 $37,612

04/10/2014 Revised Budget PDF

11/16/2016 $9,404

09/28/2016 Status Report PDF

10/20/2016 Status Report PDF

11/06/2017 Final Report PDF

Buffalo Museum of Science: Green Infrastructure & Native Landscape Planning at Tifft Nature Preserve

05/31/2014 Proposal PDF

05/29/2015 Revised Proposal PDF

05/21/2014 Greenway Commission support letter PDF

07/11/2014 Notification Letter PDF

06/26/2015 Approval Letter PDF

 

 

 

Cazenovia Community Resource Center: Shoreline Restorations Final Design and Construction

03/12/2015 Proposal PDF

03/12/2015 Proposal Presentation PDF

 

 

5/27/2015 $122,538

 

Buffalo Olmsted Conservancy: South Park Lake Restoration

02/02/2016 Proposal PDF

03/02/2016 Proposal Presentation PDF

11/16/2015 Greenway Commission Application PDF

01/22/2016 Greenway Commission support letter PDF

03/14/2016 Notification Letter PDF

Not approved for GESC funding.

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper:

Scajaquada Creek Ecosystem Restoration

06/01/2016 Proposal PDF

07/14/16 Proposal Presentation PDF

 

09/01/2016 Approval Letter PDF

09/01/2016 $208,980.80

 

 

Research Foundation for State University of New York, Buffalo State: Mapping the Niagara River: Generating Multi-layer Habitat Maps for Fish and Benthic Resources in the Upper Niagara River

06/07/2016 Proposal PDF

07/14/2016 Proposal Presentation PDF

07/21/2016 Notification Letter PDF

Not approved for GESC funding.

Research Foundation for State University of New York, Buffalo State: Recovering Ecosystem Function in the Upper Niagara River to Facilitate Habitat Restoration and Overcome Impairments in Water Quality, Fish, and Wildlife

06/01/2016 Proposal PDF

07/14/2016 Proposal Presentation PDF

07/20/2016 Notification Letter PDF

Not approved for GESC funding.

Buffalo Audubon Society: Invasive Species Removal at Buckhorn State Park

10/14/2016 Proposal PDF

05/11/2016

Greenway Commission Application PDF

07/25/2016 Greenway Commission support letter PDF

03/20/2017 Approval Letter PDF

03/20/2017 $148,000

12/15/2017 Status Report PDF

11/08/2018 Presentation PDF

11/19/2018 Final Report PDF

Western New York Land Conservancy: Niagara Gorge and Rim Restoration and Enhancement

03/15/2016 Pre-proposal PDF

06/01/2016 Proposal PDF

07/14/2016 Proposal Presentation PDF

10/20/2016 Revised Proposal Presentation PDF

10/31/2016 Revised Proposal PDF

 

11/22/2016 Approval Letter PDF

11/22/2016 $448,875

02/28/2017 Budget Revision PDF

11/15/2017 Budget Revision PDF

02/12/2018 $286,650

04/18/2017 Revised Project Scope PDF

12/13/2017 Status Report PDF

11/08/2018 Presentation PDF

 

Western New York Land Conservancy: Assumption Forest Preserve

05/31/2017 Proposal PDF

06/38/2017 Proposal Presentation PDF

 

07/14/2017 Approval Letter PDF

10/10/2017 $122,000

11/08/2018 Presentation PDF

 

Buffalo Museum of Science: Vernal Pool Enhancement at Tifft Nature Preserve

02/27/2017 Proposal PDF

03/07/2017 Proposal Presentation PDF

 

03/20/2017 Approval Letter PDF

03/20/2017 $32,894.53

04/17/2018 $114,084.55

01/26/2018 Status Report PDF

01/26/2018 Addendum PDF

03/06/2018 Presentation PDF

 

Pollinator Conservation Association: Pollinator Conservation Supplement

01/31/2017 Pre-Proposal PDF

01/30/2018 Revised Proposal PDF

 

03/20/2017 Notification Letter PDF

05/23/2018 Approval Letter PDF

03/06/2018 Presentation PDF

03/28/2018 Supplemental Information PDF

 

Western New York Land Conservancy: Greenway Land Protection Program

01/30/2018 Proposal PDF

03/08/2018 Proposal Presentation PDF

 

05/23/2018 Approval Letter PDF

 

 

 

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper: North Tonawanda Botanical Gardens

07/03/2018 Proposal PDF

07/19/2018 Proposal Presentation PDF

 

01/03/2019 Approval Letter PDF

01/03/2019 $307,763

 

 

Cazenovia Community Resource Center: Breakwater Bay Ecological Enhancements

01/30/2018 Proposal PDF

03/06/2018 Proposal Presentation PDF

 

04/06/2018 Notification Letter PDF

Not approved for GESC funding.