Optional CSLAP Observations

It's helpful to get more information about lakes, and it's most helpful if that information is collected in a standard way.  Additional data about your lakes can include:

Ice on - ice off dates

Is the duration of open water increasing?  Does the amount and duration of ice predict lake conditons?

Boat Counts & Recreational Survey

One way of getting at boat use is to simply count the number of boats along the shores. Another option is to look at a period of typical use and see how many boats, and what kinds of boats, are out on the water.  This includes what they are doing, for example, motoring, anchored, towing a skier, fishing. 

Anglers Survey

So anglers can provide their views on the fishing.

Zebra Mussel Monitoring

Check for the presence of zebra mussels in your lake.

Lake News APR 16th

35th Annual Conference

NYSFOLA will celebrate 35 years of protecting NY lakes May 4-5 at the Fort William Henry Conference Center in Lake George.  The conference agenda is under the Events tab above.  

Sorry.  We are full!  

You can still register at the door for sessions only ($75 for Friday or Saturday -  $85 for both days with no meals).  Our head counts are headed to the chef.

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