Stories of the Ausable
East Branch Restoration Program Continues with Project Area 2 in Upper Jay
This summer, the Ausable River Association (AsRA) will undertake the second phase of construction in its East Branch Restoration Program with Project Area 2 in Upper Jay. This comprehensive program, developed in 2019 with funding from the Governor’s Office for Storm Recovery (now the Office of Resilient Homes and Communities), identifies 13 sites in the Town of Jay in need of restoration. Completing these river restoration projects will improve flood resilience, protect communities and infrastructure, and restore habitat for the food web that supports our native brook trout.
My First Year as a Fellow
Learn about our GIS & Science Communications fellow's first year with AsRA and LCSG.
A Puddle Teeming with Life
On a rainy spring night, have you ever noticed a lot of frogs or salamanders on the road and wondered why they are there? These amphibians aren't just out enjoying the night. They are looking for somewhere to mate. While some amphibians stay in or close to water, others spend the majority of their time in forests, but they still need waterbodies for breeding. When spring comes, many make the journey to streams, ponds, and adjacent wetlands, while others venture to more isolated vernal pools to mate. Vernal pools may be small and dry out during the year, but their ecosystems are complex.