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Northeast Region

Onondaga Lake Natural Resource Damage Assessment

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Onondaga Nation, and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (collectively, Trustees) are conducting a Natural Resource Damage Assessment at Onondaga Lake near Syracuse, New York.  The Trustees are working cooperatively with Honeywell Inc. to assess injuries to natural resources as a result of the release of hazardous substances and restore those injured resources. The documents below provide more information about our efforts to restore the resources of Onondaga Lake.

Onondaga Lake Summary Winter Waterfowl Survey - 2007-2008 (pdf)

Pilot Assessment of Mercury Exposure to Bats at Onondaga Lake - 2008 (1.2 MB pdf)

Pilot Assessment of Mercury and PCB Exposure in Birds at Onondaga Lake - 2008:
Appendix III (pdf)
Appendix IV (pdf)

Assessment of Mercury in Birds at Onondaga Lake - 2008-2009 (2.46 MB pdf)

Assessment of Mercury Exposure to Bats at Onondaga Lake, New York, 2009 Field Season (1.58 MB pdf)

Onondaga Lake Natural Resource Damage Assessment Plan Addendum - Final, October 2012 (1.55 MB pdf)

Onondaga Lake Pre-Assessment Screen (1 MB pdf)

Onondaga Lake Migratory and Winter Waterfowl Pilot Contaminant Assessment (4.3 MB pdf)

Onondaga Lake Natural Resource Damage Assessment Fact Sheet (pdf)

Onondaga Lake Waterfowl Fact Sheet (pdf)

Mercury in the Invertivore Food Web of Onondaga Lake 2013 (2.2 MB pdf)

Onondaga Lake Potential Restoration and Redevelopment Projects Database (pdf)

Onondaga Lake Restoration Form (pdf)

Onondaga Lake Restoration Fact Sheet (pdf)

Avian Community Composition and Blood Mercury and Chromium in Onondaga Lake Wastebeds (2.5 MB pdf)

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Last updated: August 19, 2014
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