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Rice Creek Field Station Bulletin No. 4: Habitat and Wildlife Inventory: Guide to Coastal Zone Lands, Oswego County, New York

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dc.contributor.author Bieber, Andrew
dc.contributor.author Bollenbacher, Michael
dc.contributor.author Brown, Joseph
dc.contributor.author Dillon, Theresa
dc.contributor.author Dosch, Deborah
dc.contributor.author Elliott, Carol
dc.contributor.author Giordano, Angelo
dc.contributor.author Meier, Paul
dc.contributor.author Smith, Gerald
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-21T14:18:46Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-21T14:18:46Z
dc.date.issued 2011-06-21
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1951/51741
dc.description The study that is the basis for this report was funded under the National Science Foundation Student Originated Studies Program for $13,600, which provided stipends and expenses for eight of the persons conducting the study at the State University of New York College at Osweqo. Support for a ninth person was provided by contributions of $500 each from the Onondaga Audubon Society (Syracuse, New York), and the Oswego County Environmental Management Council. The participants consisted of six undergraduates and three May, 1976 graduates of the State University College at Oswego, of which eight were biological science majors and one was a geography major. Facilities and office space were provided by the college at the Rice Creek Biological Field Station, as was the release time for the faculty advisor, Dr. George R. Maxwell II, for his consultation during the project. . The study was designed and conducted by the student participants to provide needed information on the habitats and wildlife found within the 36 square mile Oswego County Coastal Zone. The studies included works on vegetation, vertebrates and the mapping of the study areas by general habitat type. The main goal of the study was to provide basic information on the habitats of the Coastal Zone. Such information on terrestrial and aquatic areas was generally lacking and is vital to the overall picture of the area upon which future land use decisions should be based. This report makes available information to users, including government agencies, private organizations and private citizens. Among those groups who supported our application to NSF for funding are the St. Lawrence Eastern Ontario Commission, the Oswego County Environmental Management Council, the Oswego County Planners Office and the Onondaga Audubon Society. We hope that the information contained in this report will be of use to those mentioned above and to the community as a whole. We feel that the results will prove useful in indicating the relative values of areas of habitat. In addition to the research component of the NSF-SOS Program, a second goal of this program is to provide training and practical field experience to the participants. We can definitely say that all participants benefited from this study in the furtherance of their respective professional educations. While we feel that our work provides valuable basic information, it must be emphasized that further, more intensive studies are needed. This investigation only touches the surface of complex and intriguing areas such as Deer Creek Marsh. We hope that more work in these vital and interesting ecosystems will be pursued. For the present, however, we feel that the material in this report provides a reasonably informed overview of the habitat and wildlife of the Oswego County Coastal Zone.We hope that this report will prove useful to a variety of persons, and aid in the preservation of important habitats. Such areas must be preserved and an overall pattern of intelligent land use must develop if the quality of life is to be maintained and enhanced. The capacity for the ecosphere of our planet to recover from thoughtless land abuse practices is great, but not infinite. It is the responsibility of every citizen to protect environmental quality for the enjoyment of future generations of residents and visitors to the Oswego County Coastal Zone. If this report can in some small way assure that the habitats of the Coastal Zone will be preserved for the future enjoyment by all citizens and maintained as a viable ecosystem, then we will be satisfied with our labors. en_US
dc.description.abstract The study was designed and conducted by the student participants to provide needed information on the habitats and wildlife found within the 36 square mile Oswego County Coastal Zone. The studies included works on vegetation, vertebrates and the mapping of the study areas by general habitat type. The main goal of the study was to provide basic information on the habitats of the Coastal Zone. Such information on terrestrial and aquatic areas was generally lacking and is vital to the overall picture of the area upon which future land use decisions should be based. This report makes available information to users, including government agencies, private organizations and private citizens. Among those groups who supported our application to NSF for funding are the St. Lawrence Eastern Ontario Commission, the Oswego County Environmental Management Council, the Oswego County Planners Office and the Onondaga Audubon Society. We hope that the information contained in this report will be of use to those mentioned above and to the community as a whole. We feel that the results will prove useful in indicating the relative values of areas of habitat. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NSF GRANT # SMI - 767396 en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Rice Creek Biological Field Station Bulletin;No. 4
dc.subject Rice Creek Field Station en_US
dc.subject SUNY Oswego en_US
dc.title Rice Creek Field Station Bulletin No. 4: Habitat and Wildlife Inventory: Guide to Coastal Zone Lands, Oswego County, New York en_US


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