Upper Saranac Watershed Management Plan

Check here for updates to the Upper Saranac watershed management planning process.

Upper Saranac Foundation was awarded a $68,000 NYS DEC grant to develop a management plan for the Upper Saranac Lake watershed and contracted with the Paul Smith's College Adirondack Watershed Institute to assist in the effort. The resulting document will define community priorities related to watershed resources and establish the framework for future state funding grant proposals.

A series of public participation meetings will be held starting in February 2021 and the final plan will be complete in October 2021.

This page will provide details for all meetings including registration links, meeting materials and recordings from the sessions.

Thank you for your interest in this plan. If you have any questions or comments about the planning effort please email Guy Middleton at lakemanager@usfoundation.net or Zoë Smith at zsmith1@paulsmiths.edu


The May Public Meeting was an opportunity for the public to hear from the project team about the plan's preliminary goals and to provide feedback and recommendations on actions.

Click here to view the presentation on the preliminary goals

Click here to read the preliminary goals

If you want to be sure you are on the project mailing list, email zsmith1@paulsmiths.edu

Public Meeting #1: February 18, 2021

Click here to view the February Public Meeting Introduction video on YouTube

Click here to view the February Public Meeting Presentation video on YouTube

Click here to view the February Public Meeting notes (PDF document opens in a new window)

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Tel: 518-327-6213
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