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. Cooper says

    There was a project several years started back in Dec of 2018 collecting ice thickness data for ADK lakes using a cellphone app. A researcher at Darrin Fresh Water Institute at Bolton Landing with the same applications of ideas for data collection and theories affecting lakes in the ADKs. It’s seems very familiar to the Darrin’s researchers work. The article was published in the NYSFOLA magazine in 2020.


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