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Rock Branch Stream Repair
A Look Under The Ice

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.

Nov
20
2017
Mirror Lake Turns Over
On our November 20th, 2017 monitoring visit, in the middle of the first major snowfall of the year, we observed that the chloride and oxygen concentrations were uniform throughout the water column. This is an indicator that the lake has mixed. This is great news for Mirror Lake.
Limnology
Nov
09
2017
Wetland Engineer
Beavers are perhaps best known for their engineering works: dams, lodges, and canals. These works are constructed to provide access to food and protection from predators.
Ecology
Oct
04
2017
Mirror Lake Sewage Leak
A recent water quality issue relating to Mirror Lake in the Village of Lake Placid highlights the importance of citizen involvement, monitoring, and partnerships with local government.
Aug
19
2017
Saranac Lakes Wild Forest Unit Management Plan
The Ausable River Association encourages the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation to incorporate more peer-reviewed science into the unit management planning process.
Brook Trout
Jun
08
2017
5 Reasons to Ride for the River
This community bike ride is a celebration of the Ausable River, the communities surrounding it, and the work we do protect this magnificent resource. Here are the top five reasons we think you should Ride for the River.
Dec
19
2016
Volunteers Make a Difference
This summer, community members worked with us to improve the health and beauty of the Ausable River by participating in several hands-on volunteer events: three riparian tree plantings in the spring and a river clean-up at the end of August. Funding for...
Stewardship
Nov
30
2016
In search of the cold-loving trout
Perhaps more than any other fish in the eastern U.S., native wild brook trout capture the essence of a healthy freshwater stream.
Brook Trout
Nov
16
2016
These Kids Know Streams
These kids? These 7th graders from Keene Central School. They know how to measure slope.Rise / Run.They aren't daunted by a laser and a survey rod with a receiver on it. They understand how to use a benchmark to find instrument height to track survey...
Oct
03
2016
Rocky Branch Stream Repair
Tropical Storm Irene was damaging to many Ausable watershed communities and to many sections of the river. Ausable tributaries were high on the list of most devastated and were, in too many cases, the vehicle for devastation in our communities. The storm...
Aug
19
2016
Restoring Stream and Fish Passage
Otis Brook tumbles down the northwest slope of Jay Mountain. This initial steep descent gives it an undulating step-pool form. Birch, maple, beech, and ash stick out from thickets of shrubs, and a carpet of ferns and grasses. Shaded and cool, the brook...

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