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The Adirondacks
Acid Rain and Fishing
Links and Resources

Information on Acid Rain and Fishing

Adirondack Lakes Survey Corp. - Info on fish populations and acid rain

The Continuing Saga of Acid Rain - From NYSDEC

Region 6 Bureau of Fisheries - Fishing Related Links

United States Geological Survey, Acid Rain: pubs.usgs.gov/gip/acidrain/2.html

Factors Effecting Loons - adkscience.org

JumpStart - Earth Science - Environmental Effects of Acid Rain

http://classes.colgate.edu/aleventer/geol101/acidadir/acid14.htm

Water quality in Adirondack lakes responding to acid rain regulations
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2003-04/acs-qi041403.php

Environmental Organizations - Alphabetical

ADK - The Adirondack Mt. Club dedicated to the protection and responsible use of NY State's Forest Preserve, parks and waterways.

Adirondack Architectural Heritage, AARCH excellent resource for Adirondack communities who want to preserve their architectural heritage.

Adirondack Council - Legislative and Environmental issues. Informative online monthly newsletter on Park Issues.

Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks
Advocacy group for the protection of the Adirondack and Catskill Parks

Adirondack Museum
Overview of the museum, and information on programs

Adirondack Park Agency - Independent, bipartisan state agency responsible for developing long-range Park policy in a forum that balances statewide concerns and the interests of local governments in the Park.

Adirondack Research Consortium
Information on the consortium's meetings, annual conferences, and research

Adirondack Watershed Institute - at Paul Smith's College, who's mission is to understand, preserve and protect the aquatic resources of the Adirondacks through research and education.

46ers - Adirondack Forty-Sixers. Hikers who have ascended -- or in the process of ascending the 46 High Peaks listed in Russell Carson's Peaks and People.

Data and Government Agencies

Adirondack Park Master Plan and Documents
Adirondack Park Agency's vision statement (.pdf)

Adirondack Geographic Information
Adirondack Park Agency's page of information on GIS data and projects

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Information on New York state environmental issues, and legislation, Adirondacks are regions 5 and 6.

More Misc. ADK Links

  

Adirondack Fact Sheet

How big is the Adirondack Park?

The Adirondack State Park encompasses about 6 million acres of public and private land

NY State holdings (known as the Adirondack Forest Preserve) are about 2.6 Million Acres

How many High Peaks are there?

There are over 2,000 mountains, and 40 high peak mountains, those being over 4,000 feet in height. The highest Adirondack peak is Mount Marcy at 5,344 feet - which is also the highest place in NY State

There are about 8,000 Sq. miles of mountains in the Adirondacks and 2,000 miles of foot trails

What kind of animals live in the park?

There are over 50 species of animals, over 220 Birds, over 30 species of reptiles and amphibians, 66 species of fish. Interesting native species include Black Bears, Moose, White Tail Deer, Bald Eagles and Brook Trout.

How many lakes, ponds and rivers are there in the Adirondacks?

There are over 2,300 lakes and ponds, 200 lakes of at least one square mile in area, 1,500 miles of rivers, 30,000 miles of brooks and streams

There are 240 public lean-tos in the Adirondack Park

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