Tri-Beta to Host Landscape Restoration & Ecosystem Management Talk

March 5, 2010

Tom Jasikoff, Wildlife Refuge Manager of the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge and Wetlands Complex for the past 12 years, will be the guest of the Hartwick College Chapter of Beta Beta Beta, the national biology honor society.

He will speak at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, March 15 in Room 202 of Johnstone Science Center. The title of his talk is "Landscape Restoration and Ecosystem Management of Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge and Wetlands Complex." It is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1938 as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. The refuge provides resting, feeding, and nesting habitat for waterfowl and other migratory birds. Montezuma is situated in the middle of one of the most active flight lanes in the Atlantic Flyway. The Refuge is located at the north end of Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State.

Jasikoff is the recipient of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's John S. Gottschalk Award in recognition of the partnerships he has fostered to promote and protect these federal public lands. He has been instrumental in many critical projects, including the restoration and protection of habitats on 33,000 acres in the Northern Montezuma Wetlands Complex, the development of the New York Audubon Conservation Education Center, and the establishment and ongoing protection of the Saint Lawrence Grasslands and Wetlands Management District, among others.

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