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New York Sustainable Flows Project


June 2011 - December 2012


The Nature Conservancy and the NYCFWRU are employing teh Ecological Limits of Hydrological Alteration framework in teh Grat Lakes drainages of New York and Pennsylvania to develop an objective, spatially explicit process for evaluating teh ecological impacts of water withdrawals from tributaries of Lake Ontario, Lake Erie adn teh upper St. Lawrence River.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 4

Phd Students: 6

Post Docs: 4

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 12

Scientific Publications: 55

Presentations: 84



  • William FisherPrincipal Investigator
  • Jason TaylorStaff

Funding Agencies

  • The Nature Conservancy, New York Chapter


New York Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Cornell University
  2. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute