Planting in the Preserve

MRG’s restoration garden was a success right from the start. Starting in 2016, Rod Christie spent many hours collecting seeds from local wildflower stock and planting them in raised beds with covers to protect plants from chipmunks and other predators. Once mature, these plants were then used as seed and plant sources for a wide […]

Trail Maintenance, Restoration, & Stewardship

On arguably the hottest day this summer, Director of Land Management Budd Veverka, Preserve Steward Jean-Luc Plante, and Summer Intern Leah Cass set out to do a major trail maintenance project. Their task was to build new steps on a steep part of the trail, just south of the Overlook, to improve footing and minimize […]

MRG Welcomes Summer Interns

MRG welcomes the 2021 cohort of summer interns to the College Internship in Suburban Ecology (CISE) program. This summer’s undergraduate students are interested in the fields of ecology, conservation biology, and environmental sciences, and will assist staff and researchers with field work and data analysis over the course of a 10-week internship. A warm welcome […]

2019 Summer Interns

Kristofer Yee, SUNY Brockport Gowri Anand, University of New York Sam Badia, University of Delaware Interns worked on: Vegetation survey plots, invasive species removal, the study of mycorrhizae fungi in the forest soils, and estimating the population of the deer herd in the Preserve.

MRG Welcomes Summer Interns

Welcome to our College Internship in Suburban Ecology (CISE) Summer Interns The College Internship in Suburban Ecology Program (CISE) offers summer internships to college students and recent graduates who are interested in learning about the unique challenges facing urban/suburban natural resource managers. Through a variety of research and land management projects, interns are trained in […]

2019 College Internship in Suburban Ecology (CISE) students wrap up at Mianus River Gorge

2019 CISE Students Wrap Up Each summer, Mianus River Gorge offers a highly sought-after internship for undergraduate college students with an interest in ecology. Under the tutelage of MRG staff scientists and graduate research assistants, the interns contribute to the Gorge’s on-going research in and around the Preserve. This year, four students were selected among […]

CISE Students Wrap Up at the Gorge

2018 College Internship in Suburban Ecology (CISE) students wrap up at Mianus River Gorge Each summer, Mianus River Gorge offers a highly sought-after internship for undergraduate college students with an interest in ecology. Under the tutelage of MRG staff scientists and graduate research assistants, the interns contribute to the Gorge’s on-going research in and around […]

MRG Welcomes 2018 Summer Interns

Welcome to our College Internship in Suburban Ecology (CISE) Summer Interns Amandine Tooth completed her degree in applied animal biology at the University of British Columbia. She will be starting graduate studies in the fall in Sweden where she will be studying animal ecology. Amandine will be dedicated to helping with the annual deer survey […]

2018 Summer Interns

Amandine Tooth, University of British Columbia Heather Williams, University of Vermont Jake Spinella, SUNY Geneseo Scott Campbell, Ursinus College Interns worked on: Hemlock monitoring, setting up wildlife cameras for the Gotham Coyote Project and the Bear Study, invasive species removal, erecting deer exclosures, and other projects that contribute to fulfilling MRG’s mission. They also assisted […]

2017 College Internship in Suburban Ecology students wrap up at Mianus River Gorge

2017 College Internship in Suburban Ecology students wrap up at Mianus River Gorge Each summer, Mianus River Gorge offers a highly sought-after internship for undergraduate college students with an interest in ecology. Under the tutelage of MRG staff scientists and graduate research assistants, the interns contribute to the Gorge’s on-going research in and around the […]