By Ry Rivard Within the next five years, pretty much everyone in the North Country with an interest in fishing would like to see salmon breeding in the Saranac River for the first time in two centuries. But the structurally unsound and … [Read more...] about Plattsburgh dam stands in the way of salmon progress
Nearly 200 years later, New York officials are still trying to get salmon back into the Saranac River. The biggest obstacle: Dams. Dams undid a wild river and its signature fish. Now they face new scrutiny. By Ry Rivard Jeff Snyder was in … [Read more...] about Barriers to renewal
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?
The invasive species causes a thiamine deficiency in salmon, hindering their ability to reproduce naturally By Mike Lynch For years, biologists have been working to improve conditions for the native fish in Lake Champlain. Among other … [Read more...] about Alewives pose challenge to Champlain salmon restoration