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THE COUNT: Conserving Long Island’s Horseshoe Crabs
Every spring horseshoe crab spawning surveys are conducted up and down the Eastern Seaboard to assess populations and determine harvest quotas for fisheries. Across Long Island, NY, the program is run by a network of researchers and citizen scientists who individually count and tag horseshoe crabs coming ashore to lay eggs. With the recent addition of the Red Knot shorebird to the federal endangered species list, it has never been more critical to make sure the resource lasts well into the future. Learn more about the film here.
HOPPED UPSTATE: The Rise of Hop Farming in New York
Following the passage of New York State’s Farm Brewery law, new hop farmer Dave Pasick is not only looking to revive his century old family farm in Upstate New York, but to be part of a budding economic movement in his rural hometown. Learn more about the film here.