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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.

Aug
17
2018
Mystery Dam
Trout Unlimited’s Champlain Chapter, in partnership with AsRA and others, is overseeing the removal of what remains of the Quarry Dam on the West Branch. AsRA takes a look at the history of the dam.
Restoration
Jul
26
2018
Leaving No Trace: Rock Stacking
The difference between rock cairns and rock stacks, and reasons why stacking rocks in rivers can be a detriment to the river ecosystem and impact the nature experiences of future visitors.
Ecology
Jun
15
2018
The Songs of Frogs
There are several different frog calls in our watershed, and with a little practice, you can learn to identify which frog songs you are hearing!
Ecology
May
30
2018
Spring Riparian Restoration
AsRA partners and volunteers planted 300 trees and shrubs on Mirror Lake and the Ausable River.
Stewardship
May
04
2018
Using Science To Save Mirror Lake
The solution to Mirror Lake’s problem may seem simple: reduce salt use. On the surface, that is what we need to do, but the devil is in the details.
Road Salt
Apr
18
2018
Protecting Communities - Saving Streams
In the summer of 2017, the Ausable River Association completed the replacement of a culvert over a Rocky Branch tributary on Nugent Road in the Town of Jay -- our fifth Climate-Ready Culvert. Because of the deteriorating and undersized pipes used to move the stream under it, Nugent Road flooded frequently in storms making it impassable for residents, emergency services, and for access to Town of Jay water supply infrastructure. Read more about how corrected this safety hazard.
Restoration
Mar
29
2018
Be On The Lookout
As the weather warms up, keep an eye out for invasive plants growing on your property. These plants can displace native species, creating monocultures that reduce diversity and can contribute to stream bank destabilization and erosion. If you find these plants early enough, it might not be too late to do something about it.
Invasives
Mar
21
2018
What are chrysophytes?
Chrysophytes are a group of algae commonly found in lakes. They are sometimes referred to as golden-brown algae due to their coloration from specific photosynthetic pigments.
Ecology
Mar
09
2018
AsRA Makes Salt a Hit at the Science Slam
AsRA's River Steward attended the Keene Central School Super Scientific Science Slam with a demo on road salt.
Stewardship
Feb
22
2018
5 Places You Can Find AsRA's River Steward
Will you be out an about in the Ausable River watershed this year? Make sure to keep an eye out for River Steward Nicole at local and AsRA events and on the river!
Stewardship

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