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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.

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
Feb
07
2018
Undamming Rome
Plans to remove the Rome Dam will soon be complete, and work could begin as soon as next year. The deconstruction process could take three to four months, from mid-summer into fall, when water flow on the Ausable River is typically at its lowest.
Restoration
Jan
29
2018
Road Salt Prevents Turnover of Mirror Lake
Mirror Lake is the gem of the Village of Lake Placid and beloved by many watershed residents and visitors. Unfortunately, the lake is facing serious threats from road salt runoff entering the lake.
Road Salt
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

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