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A Look Under The Ice

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
08
2023
That's A Wrap!
We recently wrapped up the fifth year of our watershed tours and wanted to take the time to reflect on another successful year of this program.
Recreation
Oct
24
2023
What is a lichen?
Lichens can be found almost anywhere. You've probably seen them without even noticing. They grow on a variety of surfaces, from rocks to insects. Lichen is classified as part of the fungal kingdom. But lichens are so much more than any simple category or assumption. They are as unassuming as they are fascinating, easy to overlook or mistake for moss or algae. They are not truly a single entity, but the symbiosis of lichenized fungi and green algae or cyanobacteria (blue-green algae). 
Ecology
Sep
19
2023
Work Continues at Project Area 2 in Upper Jay
After some early delays due to rain and subsequent high water in the river, we have made considerable progress on Project Area 2 (PA2) in Upper Jay.
Restoration
Sep
19
2023
Japanese Barberry and Bush Honeysuckles: A Link to Ticks and Best Management Practices
While out looking at riparian buffers on private lands this season, our science staff have been finding an awful lot of invasive shrubs in the understory during our Stream Wise surveys this season. As part of the Stream Wise program, we provide free...
Invasives
Sep
13
2023
When the River is the School
Over the past year, Ausable River Association staff have partnered with Lake Champlain Sea Grant (LCSG), the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM), and the Adirondack Watershed Institute (AWI) to bring watershed education programs to 5th and 6th graders...
Stewardship
Sep
05
2023
What is a Buffer? DIY Stream Stewardship
One of the biggest influences on the health of a stream or river is the vegetation on its banks. The strip of vegetation along a waterbody is called a riparian (meaning streamside) buffer. Buffers play numerous important roles for the river, wildlife,...
Stewardship
Aug
30
2023
Japanese Barberry and Bush Honeysuckles: Invasive Threats to Adirondack Biodiversity
The Adirondacks are an incredibly biodiverse and rich patch of nature in the United States. At 6 million acres, it is the largest protected forest in the state of New York and the whole country (apa.ny.gov). Many people, from state agencies to non-...
Invasives
Aug
16
2023
Connecting with the Ausable
As a GIS & Science Communications Fellow with the Ausable River Association (AsRA) and Lake Champlain Sea Grant, one of the best parts of my position is getting people outside to connect with the Ausable River and the Lake Champlain basin.Since 2019...
Recreation
Jul
26
2023
What’s up with the River Steward?
Each year, the Ausable River Association (AsRA) hires a river steward to help care for the river and its watershed. So, where can you find the river steward, Krista, this summer?
Stewardship
May
31
2023
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.
Restoration

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