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Stories of the Ausable

Keep up with the work of AsRA staff. Stories of the River shares information about AsRA's stewardship and monitoring work, natural stream restoration and culvert replacement techniques by highlighting specific projects in the Ausable River watershed of northern New York.

Jul
11
2019
River Tour Hike to Owen and Copperas Ponds
As part of a series of educational river tours and hikes, AsRA’s staff led members of the community on a hike of Owen and Copperas Ponds last Wednesday.
Stewardship
Jul
10
2019
How are bathymetric maps made?
Bathymetry is the measure of depth of water in ocean, seas, and lakes. Maps of these depths are referred to as bathymetric maps. They are important tools for navigation, fishing, and scientific studies. So how are these maps made?
Limnology
Jul
03
2019
5 Techniques To ID Aquatic Plants
AsRA's River Steward, Liz Kamb, is raising awareness about environmentally and economically harmful invasive species among residents of and visitors to the Ausable watershed. You can help her conduct visual surveys of the Ausable River by looking out for aquatic invasive species throughout the summer. Read on to learn about five key anatomical features that will help you know the characteristics to watch out for when identifying invasive plants. With many more eyes on the lookout, concerned citizens can make a big difference in the identification and eradication of new aquatic invasive plant populations.
Invasives
Jun
28
2019
The Stream Health Pyramid
Building Blocks of Stream HealthIs geomorphology underwater topography? What is the difference between hydrology and hydraulics? And how is all of this related to healthy fish populations? We agree, the terminology of stream health can be a bit...
Restoration
Jun
07
2019
Where does the river steward work?
She's here, she's there, she's everywhere! Get an update on Liz's plans for the summer.
Stewardship
May
08
2019
Stream Features: Riffle to Glide
There's a pattern to be learned in the features of a stream.
Restoration
Apr
25
2019
Adirondack Salamanders
The Ausable watershed is home to a diverse array of amphibians, including frogs, toads, and salamanders, and, though they may not be thought of as terrestrial animals, many spend most of their adult lives in the woods and waterway edges. Some utilize...
Ecology
Mar
21
2019
Fish of the Ausable Watershed, Part II
The Ausable watershed encompasses 512 square miles, 27 High Peaks, and includes 94 miles of river channel fed by more than 70 streams. It is home to over 20,000 human residents living primarily in settlements downstream of its protected...
Ecology
Mar
14
2019
Form + Function = Fish
Standing on the newly constructed toe wood structure in the Dream Mile on a warm September day before sunset, I watched the flow of water moving through the restored channel. Amidst the intertwining submerged roots and large boulders of the toe wood, thousands of small fish congregated, exploring the windfall of new habitat.
Restoration
Feb
07
2019
Ice Jams - Scourge of Winter?
For some residents living along the Ausable and other Adirondack rivers, river ice raises the harrowing potential of ice jams. What causes ice jams, and how are they related to winter ice and stream health?
Restoration

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