lake Placid Land Conservancy
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Intervale Lowlands Conservation Easement

Posted: November 06, 2014

West Branch  Ausable River, Intervale Lowlands Conservation EasementWest Branch  Ausable River, Intervale Lowlands Conservation EasementSentinel Range as viewed  from Intervale Lowlands Conservation Easement

Larry and Nancy Master of Lake Placid permanently protected their 133-acre Intervale Lowlands property along the West Branch of the Ausable River in Lake Placid in December 2011. By conveying a conservation easement to the Lake Placid Land Conservancy, the Masters ensured that land along one mile of the West Branch of the Ausable River will remain undeveloped in perpetuity.

Both Larry and Nancy have long-standing ties within the Lake Placid community, and Larry worked 27 years as a conservation biologist/zoologist for The Nature Conservancy and for NatureServe. “We know from scientific studies conducted by the Wildlife Conservation...

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DEC To Modify Dam For Spawning Salmon

Posted: March 05, 2015

Imperial Dam

Adirondack Almanack

January 13, 2015

Big changes are planned for the Imperial Dam on the Saranac River in Plattsburgh.

On Friday, the state Department of Conservation announced that it is taking comments on a plan to modify the dam, which is located a few miles upstream of Lake Champlain. The proposal calls for decreasing the height of the spillway by 8.5 feet and constructing a concrete fish ladder on the left bank, or northern side, of the dam, which the DEC owns. The other side is privately owned.

For years, anglers and conservationists have...

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Lake Placid Land Conservancy

Why I Love Placid Lake

Why I Love Placid Lake
Georgia Jones, LPLC Board of Directors
Posted: November 05, 2014

These are scientific facts: 97.5% of all the water on earth is salt, 2.75% is fresh water. Less than 1% of that can be used as drinking water. Placid Lake is classified AA Special and therefore may be used as drinking water. Good reason for the most stringent protection.The reasons for my...

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