Executive Director Douglas Conroe and Administrative & Community Services Manager Heather Nolan-Caskey attended the 40th Annual Conference of the NYS Federation of Lakes Association which took place May 5-6 in Lake George, NY.
Among the presenters was SUNY Oneonta Lake researcher, Jessica Casey who discussed a nutrient study she performed on Duane Lake, located in Schenectady County. Casey will be presenting her Chautauqua Lake aquatic plants research at the Annual Meeting of the Chautauqua Lake Association on June 20, 2023.
Tuscarora Nation member and SUNY ESF professor Neil Patterson, Jr. presented an inspiring talk on Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and how it fits decision making along with modern day Scientific Ecological Knowledge. He demonstrated why it is important to utilize TEK when making lake management decisions and explained how indigenous communities have done so for generations.