Culvert Project

Culvert Project: contributed by Dylan Winterhalter Posted 12-18-18: Culverts in general will restrict upstream brook trout passage because they increase the velocity of streams. Perched culverts, or culverts with an elevated outlet, further prevent brook trout from reaching upstream habitats. This upstream habitat is critical for spawning, but is also important for feeding. We were trying to... Read More

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