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Paul Smith's, The College of the Adirondacks is set in the Adirondacks on the shores of Lower St. Regis Lake. Programs include Biology; Business; Culinary Arts and Service Management; Natural Resources; Recreation, Adventure Travel and Ecotourism, Fish and Wildlife Technology; Forest Recreation or Forest Technician; Liberal Arts; Ecology and Environment Technology; Hotel and Restaurant Management; Outdoor Recreation; Surveying; or Urban Tree Management.

Paul Smith's College is a founding member of NCPR's Adirondack News Fund, and hosts our Adirondack News Bureau.

NCPR's long-running series on the natural world, Natural Selections, is co-hosted by Paul Smith's College biologist, Dr. Curt Stager.

Brett McLeod is North Country Public Radio

Paul Smith's College graduate and North American Axe-Throwing Champion Brett McLeod explains his hurling technique.  Go to full article

Paul Smith's Conferees Link Phosphorous Pollution to Development

Scientists at a water quality conference at Paul Smith's College say phosphorous pollution is damaging lakes and rivers across the Adirondacks. Despite decades of environmental controls, pollution levels continue to rise, triggering algae blooms and threatening the region's sport fishery. As Brian Mann reports, critics say new regulations are needed on farms and for new home developments.  Go to full article

Paul Smith's Hosts Water Quality Conference

Paul Smith's College is hosting the first Adironrack Water Quality Conference in collaboration with the state and environmentalists. The conference will address the challenges government and scientific leaders face in keeping the region's waters clean. Over 20 speakers from professional and political background will discuss including Surface Ground Water Contamination, Aquatic Invasive Species and Septic and Wastewater Treatment. Jody Tosti spoke with John Mills, provost of Paul Smith's College who was involved in assembling the panel of scientists at the conference. He says this is an important time to pay attention to the quality of the region's water.  Go to full article
VIC bird expert Brian McAllister

In Search of the Black-Backed Woodpecker

This weekend, birders from all over the country will gather at the Paul Smiths VIC for the Great Adirondack Birding Festival. It's a chance to show off some of the region's...  Go to full article

Stafford to Serve As SUNY Trustee

Governor Pataki has named former state senator Ronald Stafford to help govern New York's public universities. When confirmed by the senate, Stafford will serve on the SUNY...  Go to full article

Paul Smith's Unveils New Amphitheatre

With help from students at Paul Smith's College, the Adirondack Park Agency built an amphitheatre this year near its visitor Interpretive Center on campus. Now the...  Go to full article

Grass Fed vs Grain Fed Meat

Grass fed meat is a hot topic in culinary circles. A symposium this weekend will bring farmers and chefs together at Paul Smith's College. Martha Foley talks with Richard...  Go to full article

Preview: Adirondack Music Festival

The Adirondack Music Festival takes place at the Paul Smiths Visitor Interpretive Center this Sunday, June 9th. The line-up includes performances by Dan Berggren, Peggy Lynn...  Go to full article
NCPR's Ellen Rocco at walkathon.

Commentary: The Paul Smith's VIC Walkathon

Chuck Brumley, of Saranac Lake, is an astute observer of people and creatures in his area. Sometimes he goes to them, sometimes they come to him, as in this account of an...  Go to full article

Water Quality Monitoring Program Available for Adirondacks Lakes and Ponds

A program to monitor water quality is looking for volunteers on Adirondack lakes and ponds. Martha Foley talks with Mike DeAngelo, of the Adirondack Watersheds Institute,...  Go to full article

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