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Rock Branch Stream Repair
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.

Jan
24
2018
Who Lives In Your Watershed?
The Ausable is home to more than 60 species of fish. Let's take a closer look at four, two minnows and two larger fish species: pearl dace, longnose dace, creek chub, and white sucker.
Ecology
Jan
17
2018
Living With a Stream
Running water has always captivated me. As a child I would spend hours wandering along the old creek beds near my family's home in the Catskills looking for crawfish and chasing trout fingerlings in the shallows.
Stewardship
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
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.
Recreation
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
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...
Restoration
Jul
21
2016
Discovering the Ausable: An Aquatic Stewardship Program
Discovering the Ausable: An Aquatic Stewardship Program is a partnership program between AsRA and Adirondack Mountain Club that teaches teens outdoor recreational skills, provides them hands-on experiences with scientific methods, and inspires an ethic...
Stewardship
Mar
18
2016
Looking Back: Riverlands Restoration 2014
AsRA restores critical brook trout habitat on the West Branch of the Ausable River.
Restoration
Feb
23
2016
A Look Under the Ice: Winter Lake Ecology
During the winter many aquatic organisms that live in our lakes hunker down, but a few remain active. It is the unique properties of water that allow the plants and animals that live in lakes to survive the winter.
Limnology
Jan
08
2016
Five Watershed-Friendly Snow Removal Tips
These five easy tips will help you be a good watershed steward while dealing with snow and ice removal.
Road Salt

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