Shared Agency Conservation Management Plan for the Junius Pond Unique Area

Roadways, while critical infrastructure, reduce hydrological and ecological conductivity, altering or restricting the natural flow of water and movement of plants and animals. In particular, water flow is likely to be altered by the fill used to construct the road, the structure itself, sedimentation which subsequently accumulates along the road, and by changes in surface water routing governed by the sizes and locations of culverts. These impacts can cause unnatural fluctuations in water levels which may be harmful to maintaining rare fen habitats. Furthermore, fern environments can be very sensitive to changes in water chemistry. Roadways may alter wetland chemistry by introducing a variety of chemicals (e.g., road salt) through runoff during precipitation (storm) events, influencing water chemistry and quality. Roadways also pose a physical barrier for wildlife and act as conduits for invasive plant and animal species. A habitat management plan will provide guidance and recommendations for scientifically sound management strategies for both routine maintenance (roadside maintenance) and large-scale projects (e.g., infrastructure changes) to protect habitats and species of interest.

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $261212
  • Contract Numbers:

    55513-03-29

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    New York State Department of Transportation

    50 Wolf Road
    Albany, NY  United States  12232

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    University Transportation Research Center

    City College of New York
    Marshak Hall, Suite 910, 160 Convent Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10031
  • Project Managers:

    Eickemeyer, Penny

  • Performing Organizations:

    State University of New York at Oswego

    7060 NY-104
    Oswego, NY  United States  13126
  • Principal Investigators:

    Stroup, Justin

    Rosenbaum, Peter

  • Start Date: 20181201
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220930
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01696573
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: University Transportation Research Center
  • Contract Numbers: 55513-03-29
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Feb 27 2019 3:32PM