As harmful algal blooms appear in more Adirondack locations, scientists and researchers work to figure out reasons why By Mike De Socio Harmful algal blooms (HABs) continued to appear across the Adirondacks this year and over a longer period of … [Read more...] about Understanding algal blooms
Kayaking couple attempting to circumnavigate Champlain
By Mike Lynch Late this past summer, Mary-Nell Bockman and Andy Buchanan finished up paddling the New York shoreline of Lake Champlain, a feat that they worked on over three summers. They plan to start paddling the Vermont side next spring, … [Read more...] about Kayaking couple attempting to circumnavigate Champlain
Got fish? Let’s eat!
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!
State of the Lake: Sparkling sands and (usually) clear water on Champlain
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
Champlain’s wild card
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
Are fish ladders the answer?
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?