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Program -- NYSDEC Grassland Bird Studies and Conservation in NYS

  • 3 Feb 2020
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • William K. Sanford (Colonie) Library

Speaker: Paul Novak of NYSDEC

Paul Novak is the Wildlife Diversity Biologist for NYSDEC Region 4, based out of Schenectady. He leads and coordinates regional activities for various songbird, marsh bird, and raptor species, as well as work on the New England cottontail, and Endangered/Threatened species project review, and serves as the Region 4 representative on the Bureau of Wildlife Bird & Mammal Diversity Team and the Reptile and Amphibian Team. Following graduation from SUNY Morrisville and Cornell, Paul began his career as a seasonal wildlife technician in Stamford, then the Endangered Species Unit, then returned to school where he earned his MS in Wildlife from Cornell. Paul worked as Director of Science & Stewardship with the Lower Hudson Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and as Zoologist with the New York Natural Heritage Program (NYNHP), before coming to DEC in his current role. 

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