About Zachary Matson

Zachary Matson has been an environmental reporter for the Explorer since October 2021. He is focused on the many issues impacting water and the people, plants and wildlife that rely on it in the Adirondack Park. Zach worked at daily newspapers in Missouri, Arizona and New York for nearly a decade, most recently working as the education reporter for six years at the Daily Gazette in Schenectady.

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  1. Gene Porter says

    This is a great program for combatting invasive vegetation, but why not also fight invasive baitfish? The round goby is getting a lot of attention as a threat to native species in Lake Champlain and elsewhere. Shouldn’t there be a program to inspect the bait supply chain, as the gobies look very much like many bait fish?

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