NYS Links



Maps & Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

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

APA Research, Science, on line Documents

APA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Outdoor Activities

Your guide to outdoor fun in New York



Adirondack Watershed Institute at Paul Smiths College

The Adirondack Watershed Institute (AWI) is a program of Paul Smith's College that conducts work broadly focused on conserving and protecting natural resources in the Adirondack region. We offer a range of services to the public, including invasive species management, water quality monitoring, recreational use studies, ecological studies, and educational programs and publications. Through our work, we also provide large numbers of real jobs and research experiences to undergraduate students.



Darrin Freshwater Institute at RPI

FWI is a multidisciplinary environmental research center of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute dedicated to understanding the structure and function of aquatic, terrestrial and atmospheric systems. Our primary research focus is on the ecological consequences of environmental perturbations due to human activities in the Northeastern United States.



Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart & William Smith Colleges

Finger Lakes Institute (FLI) is dedicated to the promotion of environmental research and education about the Finger Lakes and surrounding environments. In collaboration with regional environmental partners and state and local government offices, the Institute fosters environmentally-sound development practices throughout the region, and disseminates accumulated knowledge to the public.



New York iMap Invasives

New York State's on-line all-taxa invasive species database and mapping tool.

The comprehensive database can be used for:

  • the collection, distribution and analysis of  invasive species observation, survey, assessment and treatment data
  • the coordination of  early detection and rapid response efforts though email alerts
  • analysis in GIS and modeling program




http://nyis.info/ 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.




New York State Soil & Water Conservation Committee he New York State Soil and Water Conservation Committee:

is composed of voting and advisory members who represent a wide range of agricultural, environmental and other interests. The broad range of interests represented on the Committee allows it to carry out its work through a network of partnerships between state, federal and local agencies, as well as citizen interests and the private sector.


County Soil & Water Conservation District Contacts:


County Water Quality Coordinating Committees:

County Water Quality Coordinating Committees (CWQCCs) were formed accross New York State to develop and implement County Water Quality Strategies to address NPS issues. Since local governments can address land use issues and work with individuals to improve management practices, localities are able to make a significant contribution to NPS pollution prevention.



 Established in 1966, NOAA’s National Sea Grant College Program promotes the wise stewardship of coastal resources in 33 joint Federal/State university programs in every U.S. coastal and Great Lakes state and Puerto Rico

New York Sea Grant (NYSG), one of the largest of these programs, is a cooperative program of the State University of New York (SUNY) and Cornell University, with administrative offices at Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, extension administration at Cornell University in Ithaca, and extension staff throughout the state.



Upstate Freshwater Institute

Upstate Freshwater Institute (UFI) is a not-for-profit [501 (C) (3)] research corporation (established in 1981) dedicated to the improvement of water quality and the advancement of freshwater research.  We are a NELAC/NELAP accredited laboratory (NY Laboratory ID No. 11462, EPA Laboratory Code NY01276) since 1994. We serve as the primary laboratory for the Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program.




 NY Water Science Center - US Geological Survey

Here you'll find information on New York's rivers, lakes, and estuaries. You'll also find information about groundwater, water quality, and many other topics. The USGS New York Water Science Center operates the most extensive satellite network of stream- and tide-gaging stations in the state, many of which form the backbone of flood-warning systems. The USGS provides current stream stage and surface and ground water information for over 300 sites in New York.























Lake News JUL 26th

Columbia-Greene Lakes Coalition Meeting

Hudson Valley area lake associations don't miss the annual Columbia-Greene Lakes Association Meeting.  Special thanks to NYSFOLA Board member Terri Mayhew, Cornell Cooperative Extension in Columbia & Greene Counties, for organizing this once again.

"Surveys, Drones, and Action Thresholds" - Brad Bowers, SOLitude Lake Management

"Moving Beyond Invasive Species Week" - Kristopher Williams, CAP-MO PRISM


Lake Roundtable updates

Light breakfast fare and lunch will be provided

Where:  Sleepy Hollow Lake Lodge 102 Lisa Lane, Athens, NY

When:  Friday August 24th

Time:  9:30AM to 2:00PM

RSVP:  Theresa Mayhew tcm5@cornell.edu by August 21

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