OCCA has a proud tradition of funding and carrying out important research and resource management projects. Together with our partners, we have provided important data and carried out invasive species
Part of OCCA’s mission is in research and resource management. To that end, we have several new and ongoing projects that help protect Otesgo County’s natural resources. To carry out
In a project funded through the Upper Susquehanna Coalition to the Otsego County Soil and Water Conservation District, OCCA is helping collect physical data in the Butternut Creek watershed. The
This is the first county-wide stream monitoring program entirely carried out by citizen volunteers with OCCA’s coordination in the New York portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Citizen science monitoring
OCCA has a long standing relationship with the SUNY Oneonta Biological Field Station (BFS) that started in the early 1970’s. Since then this relationship has produced several important studies, allowed
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New York’s lands are under attack from numerous invasive species. Chestnut blight, European gypsy moth, Dutch elm disease beech bark disease and the Hemlock wooly adelgid have all had devastating
Aquatic invasive species are frequently spread by recreational boaters and fishermen who inadvertently carry them from one water body to another on boats, trailers, and other equipment. They are also
OCCA’s groundwater testing program – “What’s In Our Water?” – provided certified baseline testing of drinking water wells in all 24 of Otsego County’s townships, including several municipal waters supplies.
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