16th annual ‘Day in the Life of the Hudson River Watershed’

16th annual ‘Day in the Life of the Hudson River Watershed’: contributed by Scott Wells Posted 11-1-18: For a fourth straight year, DEC’s Region 4 Fisheries organized a group effort in support of this popular riverwide public outreach event. A main goal of this event is to combat the Nature Deficit among our youth, mostly from... Read More

Round ‘Slowby’ No More?

Round ‘Slowby’ No More?: contributed by Scott George Posted 9-25-18: The invasion of Round Goby eastward through the Barge Canal towards the Hudson River has been slower than anticipated. An angler captured a specimen in 2014 near Utica but no specimens have been reported east of Sylvan Beach (east end of Oneida Lake) since that time.... Read More

Introducing shadia

Introducing shadia: contributed by Dan Stich Posted 9-12-18: Introducing shadia the first R package for modeling American shad populations! The new R package allows users to run dam passage performance standards models for American shad in northeast Atlantic Coastal Rivers (Connecticut, Merrimack, Penobscot, and Susquehanna rivers currently). The models combine classical cohort-based projection models for annual vital... Read More

Spring 2017 YARE

Two Youth Aquatic Resource Education (YARE) Workshops – Feb 23rd at SUNY Morrisville had  20 Student Conservation Association and Excelsior Conservation Corps members and again on April 23rd at Honeywell Visitor Center on Onondaga Lake had 25 SUNY ESF students (co instructed with Tom Hughes by SUNY ESF PhD student Molly Welsh). Tom Hughes is... Read More