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Habitat Enhancement

OEI has coordinated efforts to produce significant research, carry out demonstration projects, develop plans, and implement construction toward habitat improvement in the waters, wetlands, and adjacent uplands of Central New York.





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habitat enhancement

non-point source pollution reduction

water quality monitoring, assessement, and remediation

public outreach

environmental and community planning


OEI Programs

Habitat Enhancement

Habitat enhancement projects improve the environment to ensure the survival of organisms, enhance the reproduction of specific populations, and strengthen overall ecosystem integrity. Habitat enhancement work includes researching previous and current environmental conditions, assessment of the potential for reestablishing healthy populations (e.g., macrophytes, macroinvertebrates, and fish), demonstration projects that compare the efficacy of enhancement options, and establishment of long-term monitoring programs to inform future habitat improvement efforts.

Capabilities: Administrative services, project management, geographic information systems (GIS), data analysis and scientific writing



  • Littoral Zone Improvement