Habitat Restoration and Stewardship Work Group

Purpose

The Habitat Restoration and Stewardship Work Group (HRSWG) is responsible for promoting the conservation, restoration, management, and appreciation of the Long Island Sound Study’s priority coastal habitats, wildlife, and Stewardship Areas through an improved understanding of current threats and conservation priorities.

Meetings

See Events & Meetings web page for announcements of upcoming committee meetings for MC, STAC, CAC, and HRSWG.

Work Group Members

CT Co-chairs

  • Harry Yamalis, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
  • Dave Kozak, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

NY Co-chair

  • Victoria O’Neill, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Members (active)

This is a truncated list of the most recent active members. The HRSWG includes several other individuals from various partner organizations.

  • Juliana Barrett, Connecticut Sea Grant
  • Todd Bobowick, Natural Resources Conservation Service-CT
  • Robert Burg, New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission
  • Patrick Comins, Connecticut Audubon Society
  • Rob Doscher, Westchester County Planning Department
  • Corrie Folsom-OKeefe, Audubon Connecticut
  • Nathan Frohling, The Nature Conservancy-CT
  • Tessa Getchis, Connecticut Sea Grant
  • Ellen Hartig, New York City Parks and Recreation Natural Resources Group
  • Jane Jackson, North Shore Land Alliance
  • Gwen Macdonald, Save the Sound
  • Nicole Maher, The Nature Conservancy-NY
  • Jeff Main, Westchester County Parks
  • Annie McIntyre, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation
  • Dawn McReynolds, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Jamie Ong, New York City Parks and Recreation Natural Areas Conservancy
  • Amanda Pachomski, New York Audubon
  • Mark Parker, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
  • Suzanne Paton, US Fish and  Wildlife Service Coastal Program
  • Judy Preston, Connecticut Sea Grant
  • Ron Rozsa, consultant
  • Rebecca Swadek, New York City Parks and Recreation Natural Resources Group
  • Mark Tedesco, EPA Long Island Sound Office
  • Tim Visel, The Sound School

Note: In September 2014 the Habitat Restoration Work Group and the Stewardship Work Group were combined to form the Habitat Restoration and Stewardship Work Group.

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