Grant Support College’s Effort to Protect Rare Moth, Turtle Habitat


As part of a five-year, $194,500 project funded through the state Department of Environmental Conservation, SUNY Oswego students Sarita Charap ’18 (center) and Corey Kane ’17 (right) remove cattails below the waterline of a local fen to protect the sensitive habitat of two rare species, the bog buckmoth and bog turtle. Working alongside the students is supervisory technician Faith Page ’14. Biological sciences faculty members Dr. Peter Rosenbaum, as principal investigator, and Dr. Eric Hellquist lead the student-driven effort, with support from bog buckmoth expert Dr. Karen Sime and consulting ecologist Sandra Bonanno.

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