PSC AWI is committed to establishing and maintaining strong relationships with government leaders, landowners, business partners, and community members. These relationships are critical to resolving regional issues in a fractious environment often represented by polarized opinions. AWI distinguishes itself by having a cooperative, science-based approach that is focused on protecting water and conserving habitat. We recognize that the health and well-being of our communities and the health of our natural environment are inextricably linked. Our ability to provide reliable science and inform important issues helps to build public support and provide practical solutions to complex problems.

AWI's leadership in collaborative initiatives like the the Adirondack Common Ground Alliance and our citizen science programs like the Adirondack Lake Assessment Program lends robust science to regional planning and builds bridges between communities and the natural world.

2018 ALAP Report

ALAP is a cooperative effort between Protect the Adirondacks (PROTECT) and the Paul Smith's College Adirondack Watershed Institute (AWI). The objectives of ALAP are to: (1) develop a long-term water quality database for Adirondack lakes and document historical trends in their limnological condition, (2) provide a repository for water quality data that multiple stakeholders can use to make informed decisions, and (3) engender lake stewardship by providing opportunities for citizens to participate in scientific monitoring.

2018 ALAP Report
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Adirondack Watershed Institute
Paul Smith's College
P.O. Box 265, Paul Smiths, NY 12970-0244
Tel: 518-327-6213
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