Sitewide Biological Inventory Conducted

December 1994

Sitewide Biological Inventory Conducted

An ecological inventory of habitats and species found at BNL was conducted during 1994 and 1995. Data indicated that BNL's vernal ponds and some recharge basins were used by the NYS Endangered Eastern Tiger Salamander. Several other species of Special Concern were also noted as occurring at BNL.

The results of this inventory, combined with earlier studies, mapped wetlands and identified 230 plant species and identified 85 avian species, 10 reptilian species, 9 amphibian species, 15 mammals, 9 fish species and identified 13 breeding sites for the Eastern Tiger Salamander.

In 1999, BNL drafted a Wildlife Management Plan with input from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to develop a natural resource management strategy.

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