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Eric Sanderson: Wildlife Conservation Society

White Paper / Oct 2017 / CREATORS

It takes someone special to look at the island of Manhattan – possibly the most transformed, altered landscape on earth – and see the beaver dams, streams, marshes, and rolling hills that it once was... and want to bring that back to life.  That someone special is Dr. Eric Sanderson, the originator of the Mannahatta project, now called the Welikia project.  Discover how the project uses advanced technology and mapping to re-create the island of Manhattan, and subsequently the greater New York City area, prior to the arrival of Henry Hundson in 1609.