NYS Dept of Health relaxes rules for consuming wild-caught fish from various Adirondack waters By Megan Plete Postol The New York State Department of Health has released updated guidelines for women and children that change what fish, and what … [Read more...] about Got fish? Let’s eat!
Watershed program releases mixed 2021 report By Brandon Loomis The state of the lake is … complicated. Lake Champlain, a 120-mile-long treasure with 587 miles of shoreline shared by New York, Vermont and Quebec, provides mostly clean water, … [Read more...] about State of the Lake: Sparkling sands and (usually) clear water on Champlain
Wild-born lake trout, long a rare catch, thrive in changed waters By Ry Rivard Long after wild salmon and lake trout disappeared from Lake Champlain, government officials around the lake began to dump hundreds of thousands of fish into the lake … [Read more...] about Champlain’s wild card
When it was last relicensed, the owners of Treadwell Mills dam on the Saranac River put in a fish ladder so salmon could get through. The ladder, which looks like a wet wheelchair ramp for fish to swim up, has never been used, though, because salmon … [Read more...] about Are fish ladders the answer?
An artifact of early industry, Penfield Pond faces uncertain future By Tim Rowland In the late 1820s, a couple of citizen scientists in upstate New York were amusing their friends with the latest technological parlor trick when they hit upon … [Read more...] about Historic dam in danger
Battling 'putrid' outbreaks on the Adirondack Park's eastern flank, New York and Vermont advocates struggle to reduce phosphorus pollution in Lake Champlain By RY RIVARD A few billion years ago, cyanobacteria were creators. The colorful … [Read more...] about A lake in crisis