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New York State Bureau of Wildlife Biometrics Unit Waterfowl Research Correspondence and Subject Files

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of a broad range of materials generated by the Bureau of Wildlife's Biometrics Unit pertaining to waterfowl and bird banding/tracking. This work, published in Department of Environmental Conservation publications and reports, was some of the first in the United States using computer automation and tabulation in support of environmental conservation and management of endangered species.
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Quantity:
7 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1934-2001
Series Number:
B2706

Arrangement

None.

Administrative History

In 1933, the New York State Conservation Department purchased two farms to develop the Delmar Experimental Game Farm. At the time, populations of upland birds and waterfowl were in serious decline. The primary mission of the facility was to learn more about the propagation and management of these game species. In 1941, the department established and onsite wildlife research center to expand on-going pathology studies, as well as to field test innovative theories in wildlife management. Techniques developed here, such as modeling wildlife populations via biometrics, revolutionized the wildlife management profession nationwide.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of a broad range of materials generated by the Bureau of Wildlife's Biometrics Unit pertaining to waterfowl and bird banding/tracking. This work, published in Department of Environmental Conservation publications and reports, was some of the first in the United States using computer automation and tabulation in support of environmental conservation and management of endangered species.

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There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of this material.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series B2702 New York State Bureau of Wildlife Biometrics Unit Biometrics Research Correspondence and Subject Files, and

Series B2669 New York State Bureau of Wildlife Wildlife Management Reports, contain related records.

Acquistion Information

This series was transferred under RDA 22903.

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Detailed Description

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Accretion: B2706-19
1969-1970 Hand Reared Geese Job IV-2 W-23-R 1 1
1961-1964 Wilson Hill Hunter Kill Data 1 2
1964 Goose Study 1 3
1963-1964 Goose Related 1 4
1960-1969 Waterfowl Management Research Reports 1 5
1965-1970 St. Lawrence Goose Flock 1 6
1965 Canada Geese 1 7
1966-1967 Canada Geese 1 8
1977 Canada Geese 1 9
1989 Breeding Waterfowl Survey 1 10
1990 Breeding Waterfowl Survey 1 11
1991 Breeding Waterfowl Survey 1 12
1992 Breeding Waterfowl Survey 2 1
1993 Breeding Waterfowl Survey 2 2
1994 Breeding Waterfowl Survey 2 3
1995 Breeding Waterfowl Survey 2 4
1996 Breeding Waterfowl Survey 2 5
1997 Breeding Waterfowl Survey 2 6
1998 Breeding Waterfowl Survey 2 7
1999 Breeding Waterfowl Survey 2 8
2000 Breeding Waterfowl Survey 2 9
2001 Breeding Waterfowl Survey 3 1
1988 Breeding Waterfowl Survey - Correspondence/Instructions 3 2
1989 Waterfowl Survey - Correspondence/Instructions 3 3
1990 Waterfowl Survey - Correspondence/Instructions 3 4
1991 Waterfowl Survey - Correspondence/Instructions 3 5
1992 Waterfowl Survey - Correspondence/Instructions 3 6
1993 Waterfowl Survey - Correspondence/Instructions 3 7
1994 Waterfowl Survey - St. Lawrence Valley 3 8
1994 Waterfowl Survey - Correspondence/Instructions 3 9
1995 Waterfowl Survey - Correspondence/Instructions 3 10
1996 Waterfowl Survey - Correspondence/Instructions 3 11
1997 Waterfowl Survey - Correspondence/Instructions 3 12
1998 Waterfowl Survey - Correspondence/Instructions 3 13
1999 Waterfowl Survey - Correspondence/Instructions 3 14
1960-1961 Hunting Season Data & Correspondence 3 15
1962-1963 Hunting Season Data & Correspondence 3 16
1963 Hunting Season Data & Correspondence 3 17
1964 Hunting Season Data & Correspondence 3 18
1934-1970 Duck Stamp Sales in New York State 3 19
1967-1969 Evaluation of Hunting Statistics 3 20
1966 Waterfowl Season 3 21
1967 Waterfowl Season 3 22
1969 Waterfowl Season 3 23
1970 Waterfowl Season 3 24
1972-1973 Waterfowl Season 3 25
1975-1976 Waterfowl Season 3 26
1976 Zoning Proposal Upstate New York 3 27
1976-1981 New York State Zoning Studies 3 28
1984-1988 Lake Champlain Zoning Study 3 29
1985-1988 Steel Shot Implementation in New York 3 30
1988-1989 Waterfowl Season Frameworks 4 1
1988-1989 Waterfowl Season Setting - Specific Proposals 4 2
1989-1990 Waterfowl Season Frameworks 4 3
1989-1990 Waterfowl Seasons Correspondence 4 4
1989-1990 Waterfowl Season Dates 4 5
1990-1991 Waterfowl Season Frameworks 4 6
1990-1991 Waterfowl Season Setting 4 7
1990-1991 Waterfowl Season Dates - Public Comments 4 8
1991-1992 Waterfowl Season Dates - Public Comments 4 9
1991-1992 Waterfowl Season Dates 4 10
1992-1993 Waterfowl Season Dates 4 11
1992-1993 Waterfowl Season Dates - Public Comments 4 12
1993-1994 Waterfowl Season Dates 4 13
1993-1994 Waterfowl Season Dates - Public Comments 4 14
1994-1995 Waterfowl Season Dates 4 15
1994-1995 Waterfowl Season Dates - Public Comments 4 16
1994 Duck Hunter Diary 4 17
1995-1996 Federal Regulations 4 18
1995-1996 NY Waterfowl Regulations 4 19
1995-1996 Waterfowl Season Dates - Public Comments 4 20
1996-1997 NY Waterfowl Regulations 4 21
1996-1997 Waterfowl Season Dates - Public Comments 4 22
1997-1998 Waterfowl Season Guides & Brochures 4 23
1997 Western Zone Task Force 4 24
1997-1998 Waterfowl Season Dates - Public Comments 4 25
1998-1999 NY Waterfowl Regulations 4 26
1998 Waterfowl Season Dates - Public Comments 4 27
1999 Waterfowl Brochures & Regulations 4 28
1999 Waterfowl Season Dates - Public Comments 4 29
1992-1994 Adaptive Harvest Management Working Group - Meetings & Correspondence 4 30
1995-1999 Adaptive Harvest Management Working Group - Meetings & Correspondence 4 31
1983-1986 Canvassback Special Season 5 1
1987-1990 Goldeneye Contaminant Studies on Niagara River 5 2
1989-1995 Waterfowl Nesting Studies in Western New York 5 3
1987-1992 Waterfowl Nesting Studies in Northern New York 5 4
1940-1943 Distribution of Waterfowl in New York 5 5
1990-1994 Waterfowl Survey Data 5 6
1987-1988 Waterfowl Federal Aid Reports 5 7
1988-1989 Waterfowl Federal Aid Reports 5 8
1989-1992 Waterfowl AFA Renewal 5 9
1989-1990 Waterfowl Federal Aid Reports 5 10
1990-1991 Waterfowl Federal Aid Reports 5 11
1991-1992 Waterfowl Federal Aid Reports 5 12
1992-1993 Waterfowl Federal Aid Reports 5 13
1993-1994 Waterfowl Federal Aid Reports 5 14
1994-1995 Waterfowl Performance Reports 5 15
1995-1996 Waterfowl Performance Reports 5 16
1996-1997 Waterfowl Performance Reports 5 17
1982-1995 Waterfowl Program Management 5 18
1976-1977 Waterfowl Season 5 19
1977-1978 Waterfowl Season 5 20
1990-1991 Waterfowl Season Date Survey 5 21
1995 Wood Duck Nest Box Checks 5 22
1996 Wood Duck Nest Box Checks 5 23
1996-1998 Summary of Female Ducks Captured in Nesting Boxes 5 24
1993 Wood Duck Box Survey 5 25
1983-1984 Canada Goose Study - Miscellaneous 5 26
1995-1997 Canada Goose Wing Aging 6 1
1987-1991 Atlantic Flyway Goose Study 6 2
1999 Molt Counts 6 3
2000 Molt Counts 6 4
1993-1999 Rockland County Molting Period Goose Counts 6 5
1991-1992 Seasonal Movements & Harvest of NY Neckbanded Canada Geese 6 6
1990 September Goose Season Evaluation - Northern New York 6 7
1990 September Goose Proposal - Northern New York 6 8
1991 Special September Goose Season Evaluation - Northern New York 6 9
1992 September Goose Season Evaluation - Western New York 6 10
1992 September Goose Proposal - Western New York 6 11
1992 September Goose Season - St. Lawrence Valley 6 12
1993 September Goose Season Evaluation 6 13
1993 September Goose Season Lawsuit 6 14
1993 September Goose Season Proposal & Planning 6 15
1994 September Goose Season Evaluation 6 16
1994 September Goose Season Proposal 6 17
1994 Late Goose Seasons Proposal for Long Island 6 18
1994 Long Island Special Goose Season 6 19
1995 September Goose Season Proposal & Planning 6 20
1995 Canada Goose Season Lawsuit 6 21
1996 September Canada Goose Season 7 1
1996 Special Goose Season Proposal - Southeast New York 7 2
1993-1997 Rockland County Canada Geese Neckband Observation 7 3
1996-1997 Clarkstown Goose Lawsuits & SEQR 7 4
1997 Clarkstown Geese Relocation Proposals & Lawsuit 7 5
1994-2001 Clarkstown Goose Depredation Permits - Correspondence 7 6
1993-1997 Rockland County Goose Depredation Permits/Applications 7 7
1995-2001 Goose Management - Nests in Clarkstown 7 8
1994-1997 Rockland County Canada Goose Survey & Harvest Data 7 9
1993-1996 Molt Count in Rockland County 7 10
1997 Molting Period Goose Counts Rockland County 7 11
1998 Rockland County Goose Count 7 12