Monika Ryczek

Wildlife Tech Class of 2018High School for Environmental StudiesMentor: Chris Nagy (MRG) Project: Using count (N-mixture) models to model habitat and socioeconomic factors as predictors of coyote site use in NYC Project Status: Completed Project Description: Coyotes have now colonized several parks in the borough of the Bronx, the only mainland portion of NYC, and are poised […]

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.

The Early Years

In the early 1950’s a group of concerned citizens led by Gloria Hollister Anable discovered in the Mianus River Valley a wild and free river running through a primeval forest, a natural area which had taken hundreds of years to create. They realized this was no ordinary forest. With development threatening to destroy this irreplaceable […]

Gotham Coyote Project

Our research on coyotes in NYC has been featured in a number of TV spots and articles.  Below are links or embeds to many of them. You can also learn more about this specific project here. 2/2019: Catapult magazine, “An Icon of the American Wilderness is Alive in the Bronx” by Lenora Tedoro 7/2018: amNY, […]

Remember to Donate Before December 31

Making a gift to Mianus River Gorge this holiday season can be a gratifying experience that also will help us fulfill our mission in the coming year. Whether you choose to make a cash gift, a gift of securities, or join The Anable Society by indicating a bequest or giving a major gift for land […]

Mianus River Gorge to Make Historic Land Acquisition

Mianus River Gorge (MRG) is closing in on an important acquisition for an 11-acre parcel bordered on three sides by the Mianus River Gorge Preserve. With recent funding commitments including from The Nature Conservancy, MRG needs $275,000 more to fully fund its highest priority property. This critical parcel features rare species of flora and fauna, […]

Giving Tuesday Match Opportunity

GIVING TUESDAY MATCH OPPORTUNITY Perhaps you’ve received an appeal from Mianus River Gorge asking you to support important land and water protection efforts in the Mianus River Watershed and throughout the region. If you’ve already donated, we sincerely thank you for your support. If not, we’ll let the words “Giving Tuesday” serve as a gentle […]

Acorns, beechnuts, & other hard nuts!

This is a re-post of an Outdoor Observer by Rod Christie about the production of hard mast–acorns, beechnuts, & other hard nuts–and its impact (both good & bad) on the many animals that depend on it.

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Control Efforts

We also are working with Cornell University in hopes of introducing two biocontrol insects into our environment. First, these insects go through a rigorous testing process that can take years to complete to determine that they will have little to no effect on native flora and fauna. A beetle (Laricobius nigrinus) and a silver fly […]

Will Cranier

Wildlife Tech Class of 2019Hackley SchoolMentor: Chris Nagy (MRG) Project: Distribution and risk of chytrid fungus outbreak in MRG’s amphibian community Project Status: Ongoing Project Description: Will Cranier (Hackley School) was mentored by Zach Gajewski, a Ph.D. student from Virginia Tech and a recipient of our Research Assistantship Program grant. Zach and Will are studying the distribution […]