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Lincoln Pond photo courtesy of Michael Brenish The beauty and pristine quality of its lakes, ponds, and rivers are vitally important to defining the character of the Adirondacks, a six-million acre park situated in northern New York.  These waterways, which provide life and ecological stability to the region, offer a variety of recreational and aesthetic opportunities to residents and visitors alike.  It is the pursuit of these opportunities that, in part, drives the Adirondack tourism economy.

Adirondack Ecologists LLC (AE), a lake management consulting firm established in 1988, believes that the manner in which we manage our natural resources determines our collective character as a society.  The desire to set new standards in lake management, education, and protection is what sets AE apart from other consulting firms.

Drawing from considerable experience and an extensive knowledge of lake ecosystems, it is the goal of AE to better understand and preserve the integrity of our lakes and ponds through wise planning and appropriate research.

AE feels strongly about maintaining a balance between environmental quality and resource development, and the firm employs a combination of sound scientific principles, innovative lake management techniques, and common sense in addressing the environmental challenges faced by its clients.

The firm has become a respected and recognized source for scientific information on water quality issues.  AE prides itself in educating the public about the importance of proper lake management and preservation.

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Read about AE in Battling a Nasty Green Invader from the Deep, New York Times



Services:
  • Water Quality Monitoring
  • Lake Diagnostic and Feasibility Studies
  • Lake Management and Project Oversight
  • Aquatic Plant Surveys
  • Environmental Education Programs
  • Control of Nuisance Aquatic Vegetation
  • Permitting for Lake-related Projects
  • Fisheries Management
  • Aquaculture Consulting
  • Pond Design and Management
  • Environmental Impact Analysis
  • Grant Writing
  • Environmental Risk Assessment


Experience
Lincoln Pond photo courtesy of Michael Brenish

Working in conjunction with other environmental firms, private consultants, and universities, AE has established an extensive array of professional contacts within the industry.  Utilizing experienced, state-of-the-art laboratories and testing facilities, AE is able to assist lake associations, private riparian land owners, municipalities, and commercial clients with all of their environmental testing needs.

AE possesses training and expertise in the fields of limnology, aquatic ecology, applied lake management, aquatic botany, fishery biology, and coldwater aquaculture.

Since 1988, AE has been retained by more than one hundred clients in New York State to assist them with their lake concerns and interests.   The majority of these clients have come from within the Adirondack Park, but the firm has also been retained by clients in other regions of New York State.   AE will consider accepting new clients from anywhere in North America.



Qualifications
Ausable River, photo Courtesy of Mike Brenish

Steven A. LaMere, a recipient of many state and national environmental awards for his work in studying and protecting lakes, is the principal investigator for the firm.  Mr. LaMere is a Certified Lake Manager with the North American Lake Management Society, and is a Board-certified Environmental Scientist with the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists. He has also been profiled in respected publications such as Adirondack Life, Lakeline, and Waterworks for his efforts in lake management and public education.  Steven is also certified in Open-Water SCUBA.  He possesses a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental and Forest Biology and a Master's degree in Environmental Management and Planning.

Possessing experience in both the public and the private sector, AE is well qualified to assist you in your environmental testing needs, whether you are a small pond owner seeking management suggestions or a lake association interested in developing a monitoring program.



Lakes:
  • Apple Lake (Dutchess Co.)
  • Augur Lake (Essex Co.)
  • Bartlett Pond (Essex Co.)
  • Bear Pond (St. Lawrence Co.)
  • Bennett Lake (Hamilton Co.)
  • Big Bowman Pond (Rensselaer Co.)
  • Blue Mountain Lake (Hamilton Co.)
  • Bog Pond (Hamilton Co.)
  • Butternut Pond (Essex Co.)
  • Canada Lake (Fulton Co.)
  • Clear Pond (Franklin Co.)
  • Crystal Lake (Albany Co.)
  • Deer River Flow (Franklin Co.)
  • Eagle Craig Lake (St. Lawrence Co.)
  • Echo Lake (Hamilton Co.)
  • Fern Lake (Clinton Co.)
  • Findley Lake (Chatauqua Co.)
  • Gull Pond (Essex Co.)
  • Gull Pond (Franklin Co.)
  • Hitchins Pond (St. Lawrence Co.)
  • Horseshoe Pond (Franklin Co.)
  • Indian Lake (Franklin Co.)
  • Kinderhook Lake (Columbia Co.)
  • Lake Champlain (Clinton, Essex, and Washington Co.)
  • Lake Clear (Franklin Co.)
  • Lake Colby (Franklin Co.)
  • Lake Eaton (Essex Co.)
  • Lake Hadlock (Washington Co.)
  • Lake Innisfree (Westchester Co.)
  • Lake Kushaqua (Franklin Co.)
  • Lake Moraine (Madison Co.)
  • Lake Muskoday (Sullivan Co.)
  • Lake Titus (Franklin Co.)
  • Lake Pleasant (Hamilton Co.)
  • Lincoln Pond (Essex Co.)
  • Little Wolf Lake (Franklin Co.)
  • Long Pond (Essex Co.)
  • Long Pond (Franklin Co.)
  • Loon Lake (Franklin Co.)
  • Lower St. Regis Lake (Franklin Co.)
  • Lower Saranac Lake (Franklin Co.)
  • Mariaville Lake (Schenectady Co.)
  • McCuen Pond (St. Lawrence Co.)
  • Mountain View Lake (Franklin Co.)
  • Mt. Arab Lake (St. Lawrence Co.)
  • Oliver Pond (Essex Co.)
  • Osgood Pond (Franklin Co.)
  • Oxbox Lake (Hamilton Co.)
  • Paradox Lake (Essex Co.)
  • Piseco Lake (Hamilton Co.)
  • Plymouth Reservoir (Chenango Co.)
  • Rainbow Lake (Franklin Co.)
  • Rocky Lake (St. Lawrence Co.)
  • Sacandaga Lake (Hamilton Co.)
  • Saratoga Lake (Saratoga Co.)
  • Schroon Lake (Essex Co.)
  • Seventh Lake (Fulton Co.)
  • Sixth Lake (Fulton Co.)
  • Spitfire Lake (Franklin Co.)
  • Spring Lake (Rensselaer Co.)
  • Star Lake (St. Lawrence Co.)
  • Upper St. Regis Lake (Franklin Co.)
  • Upper Saranac Lake (Franklin Co.)
  • Whittaker Lake (Hamilton Co.)
Awards:   2014 Professional Conservationist of the Year (New York State Conservation Council) ... 2012 Technical Merit Award for Successful Projects (North American Lake Management Society) ... 2003 Professional Conservationist of the Year Award (Adirondack Conservation Council) ... 2000 Award of Excellence (American Fisheries Society, Fisheries Management Section) ... 1999 Technical Excellence Award in Public Outreach and Education (North American Lake Management Society) ... 1999 Public Sector Tourism Partnership Award (Adirondack Regional Tourism Council) ... 1999 Adirondack Conservationist of the Year Award (Adirondack Park Local Government Review Board) ... 1999 Lake Tear of the Clouds Award (New York State Federation of Lake Associations) ... 1998 New York State Outstanding Leadership Award (New York State Conservation Council) ... 1998 Professional Conservationist of the Year Award (Adirondack Conservation Council) ...
Contact Information: Steven A. LaMere, CLM, BCES,  P.O. Box 2405, Ballston Spa, New York 12020
(518) 573-8846 /  newyorklakemanager@yahoo.com
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