Meet Our Techs

Jason Bonet and Mark WeckelOur Wildlife Techs undertake a three-year mentored ecological study which explores the complex relationships in the natural world. Their research helps us to better understand and, ultimately, manage urbanized landscapes.

Class of 2017

  • Matthew Gomes, John Jay
    Pollinator activity on native wildflowers planted for second-growth forest restoration
  • Jared Ortega, Carmel
    Distribution of fishers in Westchester County
  • George Raxworthy, Fox Lane
    Development of non-invasive methods to monitor nesting success for box and wood turtles.
  • Carter Werthman, Dobbs Ferry
    Seed bank survey of second-growth forests and potential for regeneration.

Class of 2016

  • Ben Davar, Bronx Science
    Estimating the distributions of five mammal species using citizen science
  • Sarah Cosmedy, Ursuline Academy
    Wildflower and woody seedling regeneration in post-agricultural forests and potential for restoration
  • Lakshmi Mahajan, Ardsley High School
    Incorporating spatially explicit soil infiltration rates into i-Tree watershed models

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The mission of Mianus River Gorge, an independent, not-for-profit organization, is to preserve, protect and promote appreciation of the natural heritage of the Mianus River watershed through land acquisition and conservation, scientific research and public education throughout the region.
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