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. Scott Croft says

    Full disclosure: this is posted by an employee of Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS):
    BoatUS Supports New York State Plan to Address Round Goby Threat on Champlain Canal
    This is a balanced AIS mitigation plan that ensures recreational vessel navigation while allowing for additional measures to be engaged based on Rapid Response team findings. I am also hoping that any comprehensive plan looks at all AIS pathways to the Champlain Basin. It’s not clear where the Goby are on the Richelieu River/Chambly Canal – where the door has been open significantly longer; unlike Canada, bait buckets are legal in the US; and unlike Lake George and Adirondacks, AIS clean drain dry vessel inspections are not mandatory.

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