Acid Rain and Fishing
Links and Resources
on Acid Rain and Fishing
Adirondack Lakes Survey
Corp. - Info on fish populations and acid rain
Continuing Saga of Acid Rain - From NYSDEC
6 Bureau of Fisheries - Fishing Related Links
United States Geological Survey, Acid Rain: pubs.usgs.gov/gip/acidrain/2.html
Loons - adkscience.org
- Earth Science - Environmental Effects of Acid Rain
Water quality in
Adirondack lakes responding to acid rain regulations
Environmental Organizations -
ADK - The Adirondack Mt. Club
dedicated to the protection and responsible use of NY State's Forest Preserve, parks and
Adirondack Architectural Heritage,
AARCH excellent resource for Adirondack communities who want to preserve their
Adirondack Council -
Legislative and Environmental issues. Informative online monthly newsletter on Park
Association for the Protection of
Advocacy group for the protection of the Adirondack and Catskill Parks
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
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
Park Master Plan and Documents
Adirondack Park Agency's vision statement (.pdf)
Adirondack Park Agency's page of information on GIS data and projects
New York State Department of
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
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