The Central and Western New York Chapter of The Nature Conservancy (TNC), in cooperation with New York Sea Grant, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and the Oswego County Soil and Water Conservation District, established a photo monitoring program to improve the understanding of how the beaches and dunes along Lake Ontario's eastern shore are faring over time. The photomonitoring points are grouped into four resource areas as outlined in New York’s Eastern Lake Ontario Dunes and Wetlands: Guidelines for Management in the 21st Century). The four resource areas are found below. There are photopoints on private property, property owners have granted permission for photomonitoring on their land.
Photos are taken at specified intervals, usually 2-3 years, in the same locations, each photopoint has been carefully selected. To view photopoints within each of these four resource areas, click on the titles below. This will bring you to a new window in GoogleMyMaps.
This project was initially supported by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.