U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region


A map of the Erie Canal, 1840.

Canals were created to help increase the flow of goods. There were also some unintended consequences.

Elementary schoolchildren from northern Buffalo area enjoy a day in the woods, exploring nature through the lens of photography. Pathways Intern and Biologist, Kwamina Otseidu leads the group.

Students, scouts, and volunteers have worked for two years with biologists from the Lower Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Conservation office to restore native habitats in historic Silo City in Buffalo, New York. After much work, the area can now be used for wildlife habitat and outdoor classrooms for students.

Lwer niagara looking into Lake Ontario cut

Lake sturgeon populations in the Great Lakes are not what they used to be. Check out how our fisheries biologists are using today’s best science to uncover the secrets for a successful recovery of this ancient fish species.