Cornell’s own Department of Natural Resources recently collaborated with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) in order to help restore and increase the population of lake sturgeon, specifically in upstate areas. The collaborative effort has already seen results, with there being sturgeon caught that were too young to have been stocked, implying that the sturgeon are successfully reproducing. While there is still a long way to go, it’s good to see that progress is indeed being made. Read more about this project here!
Also, check out some pictures of the sturgeon below!