Bridging 70 years of wildflower monitoring to examine regional climate change

In the earliest days of the Mianus Gorge Conservation Committee, as Mianus River Gorge was originally known, the founders were fascinated with the flora and fauna they found here. They contacted biologists, botanists and other professionals to help them catalog the biodiversity of the Mianus River Gorge. Beginning in the mid 1950s, Dr. Henry A. […]

Mianus Minutes

Fall 2023 We put together a snapshot of some of the projects, partnerships, and new initiatives we have been working on. Click here.

MRG Scientists Share Their Knowledge

Our science staff and many of our students participated in three scientific and stewardship-related conferences since our last update. Director of Land Management, Budd Veverka was invited to and attended the New York State Invasive Species Summit in Albany (November 16-17, 2021) where he was involved in a number of collaborative discussions on managing invasive […]

Caroline Bayer

Wildlife Tech Class of 2021Dobbs Ferry High SchoolMentor: Sarah Walkley Project: The impact of anthropogenic effects on North American river otter (Lontra canadensis) behavior at latrine sites Project Status: Completed Project Description: While it is well known that wildlife is affected by humans due to pollution, the mere presence of humans in close proximity to wildlife can […]

Chloe Ng

Wildlife Tech Class of 2021Blind Brook High SchoolMentor: Chris Nagy (MRG) Project: Assessing Understory Recovery in a Northeastern Forest Following 15 Years of Deer Management  Project Status: Completed Project Description: Browsing by highly abundant white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) limits the regeneration of  forest understories in many parts of the northeastern United States. Deer management programs (DMPs) are […]

Cara Galli

Wildlife Tech Class of 2021Carmel High SchoolMentor: Chris Nagy (MRG) Project: Urban Coyote (Canis latrans) Habitation on Long Island and its Implications  Project Status: Completed Project Description: This study explored the habitat size requirements of urban Canis latrans (Coyote) and possible habitation sites. Previous data regarding land cover use, maximum habit size, and urban Coyote sites were […]

Allison Lyubomirskaya

Wildlife Tech Class of 2021Irvington High SchoolMentor: Andrew Cortese (SUNY ESF) Project: Influence of Established Overstory Trees on the Mycorrhizal Status of Betula lenta (black birch) Seedlings Project Status: Completed Project Description: The benefits of mycorrhizal colonization towards seedling growth are widely known; however, the variables that affect the colonization of seedlings by ectomycorrhizal (ECM) fungi are […]

Please Donate to Camera Fund

If you’d like to help us increase the size of our camera trap array to capture images of the fascinating animals that inhabit the region, the Gorge, and your backyard, click here to donate to MRG’s Camera Fund (please let us know your donation is for the camera fund by clicking on “Add special instructions” […]

Roadkill Survey

Roadkill is one of the leading causes of wildlife deaths in the USA, and results in 8 billion dollars worth of car repairs every year. With valuable data from citizen scientists like you, we can all help mitigate roadkill together. Click here to learn how you can get involved.

WTP Students Present at Northeast Natural History Conference

In April, six of our graduating seniors presented their work virtually at the Northeast Natural History Conference. Chloe Ng (Blind Brook HS) gave a lecture on her summation of 15 years of data from our long-term vegetation plots and what it means for the health of our forest and, specifically, as an assessment of our […]