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The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) uses GIS to understand and support the natural and cultural resources of the Park.

APA Addressing the Needs of Property Owners

APA Research, Science and Planning Policy

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APA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Outdoor Activities

Your guide to outdoor fun in New York




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Nuisance & Invasive Species

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Lifetime fishing license NYISRI serves the scientific research community, natural resource and land managers, and state offices and sponsored organizations by promoting information-sharing and developing recommendations and implementation protocols for research, funding, and management, all in an effort to improve the scientific basis of invasive species management.











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Takemefishing .org

Get the latest information on any bill, committee or legislator in the US Congress.

Aquatic Policy Updates from American Society of Limnology & Oceanography (ASLO)

State Environmental Resource Center (SERC)

Contact your Member of Congress

The US Congress' web site, Thomas, contains a wealth of information including Congressional contacts, who's on what committee, track bills, and go to your state government home page to get the same kind of information at the state level.

The U.S. Government Web site at ( provides current news, access to federal agencies, information on federal commissions, councils and advisory groups, links to Congress, and links to the Judicial Branch, which includes the Supreme Court and its searchable databases of federal court decisions.

Another Web site (, provides access to a searchable database for federal rules (Code of Federal Regulations).

Tips on writing your Congressman/woman:

A good letter has three components:

  1. Identify the issue in the first paragraph - use bill number if you know it.
  2. Tell why it is important - use local examples they can relate to.
  3. Say what action you would like them to take.

Be courteous, be to the point, and include key information, using examples to support your position. Address only one issue per letter, and try to keep it to one or two pages.

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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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