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New York Success Stories Slide Show
A slide show of all our success stories from New York.
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Freedom, N.Y.: Stabilizing eroding stream banks and improving fish passage in New York’s Clear Creek could improve the trout stream by reducing the amount of sediment washing into the waterway. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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540 acres of shorelines, wetlands, and uplands in the St. Lawrence Valley’s Indian River Lakes will be protected from future development. The photo above illustrates the diversity of this ecosystem.
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N.Y.: Invasive cattail mats reduced the availability of spawning habitat for migrating fish species in upstate New York. The photo above shows crews breaking through the invasive mats to restore a pothole, which can be used as a spawning site. Photo courtesy of Ducks Unlimited.
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West Seneca, NY: Removing invasive plants and restoring a 15-acre oxbow wetland (like the one pictured above) on Buffalo Creek, a natural feature rarely found in urban stream, dramatically improved fish and wildlife populations in the creek. Those improvements will bolster the larger effort to restore the Buffalo River Area of Concern. Photo from an oxbow in Massachusetts, Flickr/ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Northeast Region.
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Buffalo, NY: A nearly mile-long section of the Buffalo River is being transformed from an industrial wasteland into a greenway that beautifies the community, improves water quality and creates new wildlife habitat. Photo from Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper.
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Buffalo, NY: The first phase of a massive sediment cleanup in the Buffalo River is already producing results. Photo courtesy of the New York Department of Environmental Conservation.
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Altmar, N.Y.: A new sea lamprey barrier and trap in New York’s Orwell Brook will protect fish in Lake Ontario and reduce the cost of controlling the deadly invader’s population. Photo courtesy of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission.
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Cortland, N.Y.: A state-of-the-art fish culture facility built at the U.S. Geological Survey Tunison Laboratory of Aquatic Science is helping scientists develop effective rearing and stocking techniques for Atlantic salmon and bloater (a type of herring). Bloaters are a food source for Atlantic salmon. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey.
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Lewiston, N.Y.: New research findings are advancing efforts to restore the Niagara River lake trout population. Lake trout, pictured here, were a top fish predator in the Great Lakes for thousands of years, until invasive sea lamprey spread throughout the lakes in the 1940s. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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Buffalo, N.Y.: Invasive plants were removed from the Times Beach Nature Preserve in Buffalo, N.Y. and replaced with native plants to support migratory birds and pollinators. Photo courtesy of Jay Burney.