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Inspiring Responsible Stewardship
Salt built up along the side of a road in the winter

Click the button below to learn about our work in the Mirror Lake watershed and fill out the salt survey.

People using binoculars to look at birds in a blue sky

Click the link below to read about our 2021 of guided river tours and what participants experienced this year. 

view out over mirror lake from webcam

View a livestream of Mirror Lake. Sponsored by the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort.

Our mission — is to help communities protect our streams and lakes.
Caring for the Ausable
Caring for the Ausable
A practical guide for making a difference locally.
Business Partnership
Business Partnership
Partner with the Ausable River Association and together we can enhance the health of the watershed where we live, work, and play.
Ausable River Apparel
Ausable River Apparel
Purchase Ausable River Association apparel with original designs highlighting features of the Ausable River watershed.
Stories of the Ausable
Birds and Bats and Bivalves, Oh My!
A brief summary of our 2021 Guided River Tours....
A Day in the Life of a Field Scientist: Looking for Fish in a Cup of Water
We want to determine which species of trout inhabit the streams across the watershed, from the mouth to the headwaters. To answer these questions and effectively map the species distribution of brook trout and other salmonids, we can use environmental DNA. As an alternative to employing traditional fisheries surveys, we filter water from sites every kilometer from the mouth of the stream to the headwaters. We are looking for environmental DNA, which are small fragments of DNA from shed skin cells or waste generated by fish swimming around in the stream.
How Much Oxygen Is in Our Lakes and Streams?
If you spend time following the work of the Ausable River Association, you know that dissolved oxygen (DO) is an important component of water quality. Dissolved oxygen is the measure of how much oxygen is dissolved in water, or the amount of oxygen that is available to aquatic organisms.
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