Clean Water
Matters!

The diverse ecosystems, working
landscapes, and vibrant communities
that inspire and sustain us depend on
clean water. Learn about pollution
reduction strategies.

Healthy Habitats
Connect Us All

Lakeshores, stream banks, and wetlands are critical to clean
water and biodiversity. Learn about efforts to improve
habitat connectivity in the Basin ecosystem.

We Care for
What We Know

Recreation fosters stewardship of the Basin’s rich
natural and cultural heritage by connecting people
to the landscape while supporting local economies.
Learn about ways to explore the Basin.

Informed Citizens
Make Wiser Choices

Citizens who have an understanding and
appreciation of water resources make informed
choices about actions that might contribute to
pollution. Learn about education programs.

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    Backcountry Water Monitors, Year Two

    September 14, 2017 – 

    The Backcountry Water Monitors Project, Year two was the continuation of the initiative to survey the many, as yet, unsurveyed backcountry lakes and ponds within the Lake Champlain Basin of the Adirondack Park for aquatic invasive species (primarily plant species). The objective of the project also involves education and outreach to ADK’s 30,000 members, our […]

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    Backcountry Water Monitors, Year One

    September 14, 2017 – 

    The Backcountry Water Monitors Project, Year One was a pilot initiative in 2015 to survey the many, as yet, unsurveyed backcountry lakes and ponds within the Lake Champlain Basin of the Adirondack Park for aquatic invasive species (primarily plant species). The objective of the project also involves education and outreach to ADK’s 28,000 members and […]

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    The Vermont Common Tern Recovery Project

    September 14, 2017 – 

    This report provides an account of the Vermont Common Tern Recovery Project’s 2011 field season. Since 1897 Common Terns, a Vermont state endangered species, have been monitored on several small islands on Lake Champlain and management efforts have been undertaken to restore the breeding population to pre-1970’s levels. In 2011 this work continued using well […]

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    2016 Aquatic Invasive Species River Steward

    September 14, 2017 – 

    The Ausable River is the longest of three Adirondack rivers that flows into Lake Champlain and has the potential to be a major vector for aquatic invasive species (AIS) spread. The Ausable River is known for its spectacular vistas and world class trout fishery and cannot afford the ecosystem-changing invasions of AIS whether it is […]

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    Aquatic Invasive Species River Steward

    September 14, 2017 – 

    Aquatic invasive species (AIS) that disturb river systems are quickly making their way into the Lake Champlain Basin. The Ausable River, though currently healthy, is stressed, and cannot afford to be affected by nuisance species or invaders. AIS such as New Zealand mud snail, rusty crayfish, and fish diseases, and nuisance species such as didymo […]

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    Aquatic Invasive Species River Steward for Central Champlain Region of NY

    September 14, 2017 – 

    Aquatic invasive species (AIS) that affect rivers are fast encroaching on the Champlain Basin. The Ausable River, known worldwide for its trout fishery and spectacular scenery, cannot afford the ecosystem-changing invasions of AIS whether it is a invasive invader like didymo, or non-native invasives like New Zealand mud snail, rusty crayfish, or fish disease. Ecologically, […]

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    Invasive Species River Steward

    September 14, 2017 – 

    The West Branch of the Ausable attracts $3.8 million dollars in fishing tourism annually and supports four fly shops and numerous private guides. For this reason the Ausable River Association employed a “River Steward” to educate anglers in the Ausable and encircling watersheds and spread the “Check-Clean-Dry” message.

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    Invasive Species River Steward for the Tri-Rivers Region of New York

    September 14, 2017 – 

    While the fishing industry has worked diligently to improve their products it is still up to the angler to understand the threat, buy the gear, and implement the cleaning instructions. The Ausable River, known worldwide for its trout fishery and spectacular scenery, cannot afford to be impacted by unsightly or ecosystem changing invasives. The West […]

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    Boquet Watershed Wetland Monitoring

    September 14, 2017 – 

    A wetland monitoring program with an emphasis on invasive species in the Boquet River watershed was begun in 2005, funded by an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Wetland Program Development grant. Initially, a hydrologic and vegetation survey of forty wetlands was conducted. Of these, twenty wetlands were selected for long-term monitoring and a hydrologic and vegetation […]

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    Willsboro Constructed Wetland Demonstration Project

    September 14, 2017 – 

    The goal of this project was to document and demonstrate the effectiveness of an economical approach to the tertiary treatment of effluent from the Town of Willsboro’s Sewage Treatment Plant utilizing wollastonite tailings (a locally-produced mining waste) as the substrate in a constructed wetland. The constructed wetland in Willsboro resulted from a 1999 LCBP-funded study, […]

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