Wildlife Mapping Workshop

October 15, 1998


The following is a summary of information and sources of data given by individual participants at the workshop
as well as particular observations and their locations. This was recorded through a roundtable discussion and the mapping exercise.
The person's name is listed with their affiliation, if known. There was significant interest by others who could not attend,
so another workshop may be scheduled to continue this type of data collection.

Mark Lowery (NYSDEC):

Bob Parris (Us Fish & Wildlife Service - Wertheim): noted the following species as being present at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge ("WNWR"):
Striped Skunk, Long Tailed Weasel, Mink, River Otter, Harbor Seal, Flying Squirrel, Woodchuck. Red Fox, White Tailed Deer, Masked Shrew, Eastern Chipmunk, Grey Squirrel, Eastern Cottontail, Muskrat, Northeastern Cottontail, Short Tailed Shrew, White Footed Mouse, House Mouse, Meadow Vole, Pine Vole, Raccoon, Opossum and others.

Additionally, the following surveys are conducted at WNWR:

Dick Cartwright (USGS - Water Resources Div.): provided a copy of an insect inventory (attached) for a portion of the Carmans River corridor and also data on stream sampling points throughout the island.

Harry Knoch (NYSDEC): noted that DEC performs quail surveys, breeding bird surveys. The maintenance of old field areas for grassland species is important.

Karen Blumer (Growingwild):

Joseph Jansen:

Ray Corwin (Central Pine Barrens Commission): noted the presence of Whip-poor-will in the Town-owned lands south of Shoreham-Wading River High School, north of Brookhaven State Park.

Dave Thorsen: noted the presence of Whip-poor-will in the county lands along the east side of the Carmans River just west of Warbler Woods.

Steve Biasetti (Group for the South Fork): familiar with western Southampton and eastern Brookhaven (Hunter's Garden area).

The Nature Conservancy provided the following reports to aid in the inventory of information available on wildlife in the Central Pine Barrens: