What We Do
We are working to restore lake sturgeon, lake trout and other native fish and their habitats in the Great Lakes, Finger Lakes, and the Allegheny River watersheds. We are also working to prevent the spread ofin these watersheds and the Erie Canal.
Our Projects and Research
Our office consists of five primary programs: Native Species, Aquatic Invasive Species, and Aquatic Habitat Restoration which are supported by our Science and Technology and Outreach and Education programs. We work closely with state and local governments including the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, universities, and watershed groups like Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper. We also work with other agencies from the United States, Canada and tribal nations like the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Geological Service. Working with these partners we monitor and study native Great Lakes fish, monitor and respond to new , and improve or restore habitat for fish and wildlife. In addition to our base agency charge, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative also provides funding and technical support to carry out these programs in Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.