Contribute your ideas for the future of the USL watershed

February 03, 2021

By Guy Middleton

Please join the Upper Saranac Foundation for a public meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, to learn more about the Upper Saranac Lake (USL) Management Plan effort and to provide your input on the future of the watershed.

This online session is the first of three public meetings hosted by the Upper Saranac Foundation and the Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute. We will present the results of this summer’s USL public survey and provide opportunities for you to contribute ideas toward future management of the watershed.

The public meeting will take place on Zoom. All members of the community who are interested in joining the public information session should register in advance — click here to sign up.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the meeting. 

This public meeting is part of a larger effort to develop a Lake Management Plan for the Upper Saranac Lake watershed that builds on decades of monitoring and management activities on the lake and throughout the watershed. Upper Saranac Foundation was awarded a $68,000 grant from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to develop the management plan and contracted with the Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute to assist. The resulting document will establish the framework for future state funding grant proposals and will define community priorities related to watershed resources.

Thank you for your interest in this effort. If you have any questions about the planning effort or logistics of the meeting please email Guy Middleton at

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