Diet For Small Lake.

The book is available in hardcover or paperback.  Order directly from NYSFOLA with this order form, or by contacting us at 800-796-3652 or .  

The expanded guide to New York State lake and watershed management, 2nd edition. Lake associations and citizens play a vital role in protecting and restoring our lakes and waterways. This book is an introduction to understanding and managing lakes. Lakes and their watersheds are natural treasures for us to use and protect. Together these rich resources supply abundant water to support thriving communities, provide recreational opportunities, and spur economic growth in an area. For many communities, the tax base and economy are dependent on having clean water. Even when a lake is healthy, its users cannot afford to wait for a disaster before acting to keep it healthy and its water clean for current and future generations. This publication offers guidance for lakeshore residents, local officials, and agencies interested in water resources by providing:
* An introduction to lake ecology 
* Descriptions of lake restoration and watershed management techniques 
*A special section about relevant New York State laws and regulations 
* Guidance for preparing a watershed management plan

Diet for a Small Lake was prepared by the New York State Federation of Lake Associations, Inc (NYSFOLA) in collaboration with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and is the culmination of several years of collaboration on lake management issues. It replaces and expands the information presented in the first edition.

The book is available in hardcover or paperback.  Order directly from NYSFOLA with this order form, or contacting us at 800-796-3652 or . 

An abridged table of contents:
Introduction: designing a health plan for a lake
1.  Lake Ecology: getting your feet wet
2.  From Montauk to Erie: 7850 New York State Lakes
3.  Lake Problems:  Acid Rain to Zebra Mussels
4.  Problem Diagnosis:  Seeing beyond the symptoms
5.  Fisheries Management:  Matching expections to reality
6.  Aquatic Plants: Not just weeds
7.  Algae and other undesirables
8.  User Conflicts:  learning to share
9.  Watershed Management:  the big picture
10.  Legal Framework
11.  Management Plan Development:  putting the pieces together
12.  Implementation & Evaluation:  don't stop now

Lake News MAR 12th

Regional HAB Summits Set

Harmful Algal Bloom Summit Information 

The last two HAB Summit Public sessions are coming up.  If you missed the first two, you can watch them here:    The remaining two will also be live streamed and recorded.  

North Country HAB Summit

Tuesday, March 20 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Best Western Ticonderoga

260 Burgoyne Road

Ticonderoga, NY 12883

Western New York
Monday, March 26 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center, SUNY Monroe Community College, the Forum

1000 East Henrietta Road

Rochester, New York 14623 
Free parking in campus lots N and M

At these summits, nation-leading experts will work with local steering committees to begin development of tailored action plans to address the causes of algal blooms in the twelve priority waterbodies across the state. The action plans developed for each waterbody will be used to guide the development and implementation of priority projects, including new monitoring and treatment technologies. The action plans will be complete by the end of May and the lessons learned through these action plans will be applied to other impacted waterbodies.


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