The Adirondack Watershed Institute
of Paul Smith's College
Invasive Species
A comprehensive program for the prevention, early detection, monitoring and management of aquatic invasive species.
Water Quality
A regional lake and stream monitoring program to understand and protect water quality
Diverse mission-linked research. 
Raising awareness and creating the next generation of environmentally focused individuals. 
Paul Smith's College
Housed on the Paul Smith's College campus. 

Understanding and Protecting Natural Resources in the Adirondacks

The Adirondack Watershed Institute (AWI) is a program of Paul Smith's College that conducts work broadly focused on conserving and protecting natural resources in the Adirondack region. We offer a range of services to the public, including invasive species management, water quality monitoring, recreational use studies, ecological studies, and educational programs and publications. Through our work, we also provide large numbers of real jobs and research experiences to undergraduate students.

News & Events
Paul Smith's College

Paul Smith's College holds the Fall Career Fair in Sanders Gym from 1:00PM to 4:30PM.  Come by and speak to our AWI...

Lake Placid

October 21st, 22nd and 23rd: come to Eastern Mountain Sports in Lake Placid to learn about local clubs that love the outdoors...

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The mission of the Adirondack Watershed Institute of Paul Smith's College is to create scientifically-sound knowledge about terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and human relationships with the environment, enhance the educational opportunities available for undergraduate students and to engage the Adirondack Community in ways that facilitate the stewardship of our natural resources.

Adirondack Watershed Institute
Paul Smith's College
P.O. Box 265, Paul Smiths, NY 12970-0244
Tel: 518-327-6213
Fax: 518-327-6369