Dissemination of information began relatively early and was continued throughout the project. Several audiences have been reached including: educators; researchers; federal, state and local government resource managers; and consultants (Table 10).


Table 10. Presentations and public forums.
December 2, 1993 U.S. Fish and Wildlife National Wetlands Inventory, Ralph Tiner (Ray Brook, NY) Dr. Tiner is Regional Wetland Coordinator. He provided a critique of wetland interpretation techniques in the field and lab.
March 10, 1994 NYS Adirondack Park Agency (Ray Brook, NY) Public presentation of overview and status of project to APA Park Ecology Committee.
March 17, 1994 Adirondack Technical and Scientific Group (Albany, NY) Overview to NYS Department of Environmental Conservation staff.
May 30-June 3, 1994 Society of Wetland Scientists Fifteenth Annual Meeting (Portland, OR) Poster session.
May 30-June 3, 1994 Commission IV International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Annual Meeting (Athens, GA) Poster session. Paper published in ISPRS Proceedings.
July 28, 1994 New York Inter-Agency Wetlands Managers Meeting (Ray Brook, NY) Status report to USEPA, USDA-SCS, Fish and Wildlife Service, the Corps of Engineers, St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, and the NYS Dept. Env. Conservation.
May 25, 1994 Adirondack Lakes Survey Corporation Management Committee Annual Meeting (Ray Brook, NY) Overview to committee.
August 25, 1994 Herkimer County Water Quality Coordinating Committee (Herkimer, NY) Overview to NYSDEC, Soil and Water Conservation District, USDA-SCS, USDA-ASCS, Herkimer County Dept. of Highways, and Cornell Cooperative Ext.
September 26, 1994 University of Vermont, School of Natural Resources, Lake workshop (Burlington, VT) Presentation to technical committee on Nonpoint Source Pollution and Lake Management Institutions.
September 26-27, 1994 Tenth Annual New York State Geographic Information Systems Conference (Albany, NY) Poster session. Sponsored by NYS Chapter Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, Central NY Region of American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
November 14, 1994 Joint Annual Meeting of the Empire State Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society, the NYS American Water Resources Association, and the NYS Association of Conservation Districts (L.George, NY) Poster session.
May 22-23, 1995 Second Annual Conference of the Adirondack Research Consortium at SUNY Plattsburgh, NY. Presentation and poster session.
January 9, 1996 Franklin County Water Quality Coordinating Committee meeting, Ray Brook, NY. Presentation.

The target users of the information generated from this project were expected to be state and local government managers as well as lakeshore owners associations who frequently request lake watershed maps and watershed cover information. Adirondack Park Agency staff worked jointly with the NYS Biological Survey Unit, which includes the Adirondack Lakes Survey Corporation, and the Remote Sensing Lab staff at SUNY Plattsburgh. Data currently are being used for educational purposes and for decision making.

Technical staff from the New York City Bureau of Water Supply expressed an interest in watershed mapping and coding. At the local government level, both Herkimer and Hamilton County Water Quality Coordinating Committees have shown interest in the project. Both groups were contacted early in the project and a presentation was made to the Herkimer County Committee. Both County Committees indicated an interest in examining project maps, particularly those generated with the additional data gathered for the second phase of the Oswegatchie-Black watershed project. At this time, only Herkimer County has access to a GIS through the regional NYSDEC office. Requests for mapped data has come from a number of individual landowners, most of whom are located outside the study area. For example, a recent concern over the introduction of an exotic mollusk into Adirondack waters has generated inquires about the location of waters with optimal calcium levels. One request for mapped data came from a high school biology teacher in Old Forge who was interested in developing a student project involving wetlands mapping and water quality along portions of the Fulton Chain of lakes.

We have had several requests for digital files and hardcopy maps from researchers for wetland and watershed information in subwatersheds of the study area. These liaisons offer the opportunity for academic assistance in further investigations of wetlands functions and values in the Adirondack Park.



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Sutherland, J.W., Kishbaugh, S.A., Bloomfield, J.A., Lavery, W.T., and VanAlstyne, F.E., 1990. Water resources and water quality in the Adirondack Park, pp. 594-701. In: The Adirondack Park in the Twenty First Century, Technical Reports, Volume One, State of New York, Albany, NY.

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How to get copies of the data:

NYS Adirondack Park Agency

John W. Barge
NYS Adirondack Park Agency
P.O.Box 99
Ray Brook, NY 12977

(see watershed metadata, Appendix I.)

(see wetlands metadata, Appendix J.)

Other sources of data discussed in this report:

Adirondack Lakes Survey Corporation (ALSC) data

New York State Biological Survey
NYSDEC Region 5
Rte. 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
(518) 897-1354



Appendix A. Oswegatchie-Black drainage basin ponded waters selection procedure.

Appendix B. Oswegatchie-Black river(s) watershed U.S.Geological Survey map names and locations (map attached).

Appendix D. Example format for watershed flow list using SCS 11-digit code.

Appendix E. Example watershed flow list extending SCS 11-digit code to a 14-digit code.

Appendix G. Legend for Adirondack Park wetlands mapping project.

Appendix H. Oswegatchie-Black project wetland QA/QC checklist.

Appendix I. Metadata: Oswegatchie River and Black River drainage basins - watershed data layer.

Appendix J. Metadata: Oswegatchie River and Black River drainage basins - wetlands data layer.

Appendix K. Watershed and wetlands maps for 23 Adirondack Long Term Monitoring waters.

Map 1 Pond 040186
Map 2 Pond 040210
Map 3 Pond 040576
Map 4 Pond 040704
Map 5 Pond 040706
Map 6 Pond 040707
Map 7 Pond 040739
Map 8 Pond 040746
Map 9 Pond 040747
Map 10 Pond 040748
Map 11 Pond 040750
Map 12 Pond 040750A
Map 13 Pond 040752
Map 14 Pond 040753
Map 15 Pond 040754
Map 16 Pond 040777
Map 17 Pond 040826
Map 18 Pond 040850
Map 19 Pond 040852
Map 20 Pond 040874
Map 21 Pond 040887
Map 22 Pond 041004
Map 23 Pond 041007

See the printed report for all other appendicies.