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RTPI to host Chautauqua County Forest Pest Task Force Meeting on September 7th

Posted by on Aug 15, 2018

RTPI to host Chautauqua County Forest Pest Task Force Meeting on September 7th

The Chautauqua County Forest Pest Task Force (CCFPTF) is a volunteer organization of forestry professionals, scientists, natural resource managers, local officials and private citizens. CCFPTF has organized to facilitate a science-based response to the ecological, economic and public safety impacts of invasive forest pests within the forests and communities of Chautauqua County. RTPI will host the next meeting of the CCFPTF on Friday, September 7th from 9:30 am-12:30 pm. Carri Marschner and Nick Dietschler from the NYS Hemlock Initiative will be joining the meeting to discuss the state of...

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RTPI’s Project Wild America Youth Ambassadors Take a Walk on Jamestown’s Wild Side

Posted by on Jul 9, 2018

RTPI’s Project Wild America Youth Ambassadors Take a Walk on Jamestown’s Wild Side

RTPI’s Project Wild America (PWA) Youth Ambassadors are a cohort of high school and college students who have been recruited to work alongside RTPI biologists for the summer, exploring, recording, and bragging about the diversity of wildlife that thrives in Jamestown’s urban habitats. In the early 1900s, young Roger Tory Peterson roamed the streets, parks, and surroundings of Jamestown and was so inspired by the birds, moths, wildflowers, and other natural treasures he found, that it became the foundation for his celebrated international career. Now, a century later, our Youth Ambassadors...

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An introduction to Chautauqua Lake’s Aquatic Invasive Plants

Posted by on May 7, 2018

An introduction to Chautauqua Lake’s Aquatic Invasive Plants

Many aquatic plants exist within Chautauqua Lake; its nutrient-rich sediments provide a fertile growing bed for vegetation. Some of these plants are native to our area and provide critical ecological and environmental benefits, while others were introduced from distant locales and have been wreaking havoc on the ecological function, recreational and economic value of Chautauqua Lake. Surprisingly, some of the most prevalent invasives have been with us for decades already, while a steady stream of nearby or newly arriving species poses additional challenges to the future health of the lake....

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RTPI Hiring “Project Wild America Youth Ambassadors” for Summer 2018

Posted by on Apr 13, 2018

RTPI Hiring “Project Wild America Youth Ambassadors” for Summer 2018

  As part of its ongoing efforts to better understand the natural history of our region and promote environmental literacy and stewardship, the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History is excited to carry out its Project Wild America (PWA) Youth Ambassador program in Jamestown NY for a fourth year. As part of this program, RTPI is recruiting interested area high school students as youth ambassadors and college students as ambassador leaders to represent Project Wild America in the Greater Jamestown area. These students will work alongside RTPI conservation and education staff...

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RTPI is Recruiting Crew Leaders for the Summer 2018 Project Wild America Youth Ambassadors Program

Posted by on Apr 11, 2018

RTPI is Recruiting Crew Leaders for the Summer 2018 Project Wild America Youth Ambassadors Program

As part of its ongoing efforts to better understand the natural history of our region and promote environmental literacy and stewardship, the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History is excited to offer its Project Wild America (PWA) Youth Ambassador program in Jamestown NY for a fourth year. As part of this program, RTPI is recruiting interested area high school students as youth ambassadors and college students as ambassador leaders to represent Project Wild America in the Greater Jamestown area. These students will work alongside RTPI conservation and education staff...

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