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Watershed Stories

Keep up with the work of Ausable River Association staff. These stories share information about our stewardship and monitoring work, natural stream restoration, and culvert replacement techniques by highlighting specific projects in the Ausable and Boquet River watersheds of northern New York. They also give you fun facts about the plants and wildlife that live in these watersheds, as well as tips for enjoying responsible, low-impact recreational opportunities.

Nov
30
2022
How Much Water Moves Through the Ausable River Watershed?
While it is obvious that rivers move water, and that there are different amounts to be moved at any given time, this begs the question: how much water does the Ausable River and its two branches move in a day, or in a year?
Hydrology
Nov
23
2022
Thankful for Trees
The Ausable River Association works to restore native grasses, plants, and trees to the once lush streamside, or riparian, habitats along river and stream corridors in the watershed. Whether we're planting to increase riparian shading or establishing plants on newly restored streambanks– we focus on bringing back the diverse native plant structure that is essential to stream health and wildlife diversity.
Ecology
Nov
14
2022
How to see the Forest for the Trees (and Other Plants and Fungi)
Here are our top tips for anyone looking to get into learning their plants and fungi.
Recreation
Nov
03
2022
New Educational Signs Installed Around Mirror Lake
The Ausable River Association (AsRA), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), and Paul Smith's College Adirondack Watershed Institute (AWI) partnered to design and produce the four educational signs.
Stewardship
Oct
26
2022
A Young Fisherman’s Journey
This is the story of our 2022 River Steward, Vy Duong, learning to fly fish in the Ausable River.
Recreation
Oct
11
2022
10 Essentials to Bring on Every Adirondack Adventure
Packing for an outdoor adventure can be overwhelming, especially if you are new to it. Am I bringing enough? Am I bringing too much? Is there something I'm forgetting about? Read on to learn about what you should bring along on every outdoor adventure.
Recreation
Aug
24
2022
An Update on the Ausable River Association’s 2022 Lake Sampling Program
Monitoring water quality is critical to ensuring the health of Ausable streams and lakes. Each year AsRA's staff monitors 30 stream sites and 12 lakes. Two of those lakes, the stunning Cascades Lakes, are a focus of our long-term monitoring efforts.
Limnology
Aug
19
2022
Healthy Streams Have Wild Edges
Talk about getting to know the Ausable River even better than before! AsRA science staff Carrianne and Liz spent the past two weeks climbing up, down, and along riverbank forests surveying the buffer zone between people’s homes and the river or stream bordering their yard. From thick stands of speckled alder-dominated shrub lands and dense hemlock forests, all the way to riverbanks full of towering hardwoods, we've seen a lot of healthy buffers.
Ecology
Aug
11
2022
Imprints Of Time In The Ausable Watershed
The landscape of the Ausable River watershed bears the marks of events that extend far into the Earth's deep past. The rocks, structures, and sediments in the watershed represent distinct occurrences in the natural history of this area. Some of these events occurred over a billion years ago and lasted for hundreds of millions of years. Other events are much more recent and can be seen on much finer time scales. Everything in the natural landscape represents part of that story and owes its present form to one or more of the events that made this place.
Natural History
Aug
03
2022
Journey to a Lake’s Past
On a beautiful July morning, we hosted a floating watershed tour to examine the ecology and history of Lower Saint Regis Lake led by renowned local scientist and professor Dr. Curt Stager. Come along on this virtual version of the tour with us and learn more about what participants learned.
Limnology

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