Buffalo Audubon Society and partners restored and enhanced at total of 5.5 acres across 85 acres of critical bird habitat at Joseph Davis State Park along the Upper Niagara River Corridor. Through invasive species control and seeding and planting of native vegetation, the project benefited priority bird species by improving forested wetland, scrub-shrub wetland and shrub/scrub early successional habitats throughout the park. This work enhanced and perpetuated the site as an official Bird Conservation Area. In addition, it addressed habitat-related Beneficial Use Impairments and is contributing to the delisting of the Niagara River Area of Concern by helping to reverse the loss of bird habitat. Project partners included Audubon New York, the Town of Lewiston, NY, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and Ecology & Environment, Inc.
Joseph Davis State Park, Town of Lewiston, NY