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Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mdgovpics/11425470136/in/photostream/">Maryland GovPics</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell. Photo: Maryland GovPics, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY state gets $28M from feds for wildlife programs

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York state is getting more than $28 million from the federal government to fund fish and wildlife conservation and recreation projects.

That's the Empire State's share of the nearly $1.1 billion in excise tax revenues paid by sportsmen and sportswomen that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will distribute to state fish and wildlife agencies nationwide. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced the funding Tuesday.  Go to full article
Photo: Zach Hirsch
Photo: Zach Hirsch

Wanakena Bridge rebuilding effort moves forward

A Watertown-based foundation is donating $10,000 to help the Adirondack community of Wanakena rebuild its historic footbridge.

The North New York Community Foundation announced yesterday that it would give the money to help reconstruct the bridge across the Oswegatchie River in southern St. Lawrence County.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mek22/413951082/">Matt Kemberling</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Matt Kemberling, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Xmas eve flood at Hotel Saranac

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise is reporting that a serious flood struck last night in the basement of the historic Hotel Saranac in Saranac Lake.

According to the newspaper, firefighters and village workers spent part of Christmas eve pumping between six and ten feet of water out of the buiding's basement.  Go to full article
A forested floodplain: Lousiana bayou along the Pearl River. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/99012321@N00/3499802982/">Josh Kellogg</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
A forested floodplain: Lousiana bayou along the Pearl River. Photo: Josh Kellogg, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Natural Selections: Flood-plain forest restoration

Trying to put nature back the way we found it can be more complicated than just leaving things alone. Dr. Curt Stager talks with Martha Foley about attempts to restore "green tree reservoirs," flood-plain forests that have been reduced 80 percent in size by human encroachment.  Go to full article
Andrew Wood, Jake Tibbles, and Sarah Walsh with their finished tern nest.
Andrew Wood, Jake Tibbles, and Sarah Walsh with their finished tern nest.

Story 2.0: Stitching a security blanket for the threatened common tern

Almost ten years ago, conservationists tried a novel experiment to protect the common tern, a threatened native bird on the St. Lawrence River. The tern's nesting habitat was getting overrun by gulls and geese. So a group of people sort of faked that habitat on the Seaway's giant navigation buoys, known as "nav cells". The plan worked. In 2006, the number of tern nests on the St. Lawrence was the highest recorded since 1982. The tern restoration project is a collaboration between Save the River, the Thousand Islands Land Trust, and Massena-based biologist Lee Harper. And the group has not stood pat. For our series "Story 2.0" - revisiting reports from the NCPR archive - David Sommerstein returns to the Thousand Islands to see the latest in tern-saving technology - a wire grid that keeps tern chicks in and other aggressive birds out.  Go to full article
Inside the theater
Inside the theater

Historic Indian Lake Theater reopens

Earlier this year, Indian Lake residents banded together to save their historic theater in the middle of town. It's re-opening this weekend. It could have been just another casualty of the North Country's declining population and struggling economy. But a summer schedule of movies is planned, and it's hoped the theater will once again be the center of Indian Lake's artistic, cultural and community life. Todd Moe spoke with Colleen Doyle, the new director of the theater, as she took a break from some touch-up work on the theater's stage.  Go to full article

Need for Lakes Restoration is Urgent, Joint Commission Reports

US responds to report saying a new sense of urgency is needed to restore and protect the Great Lakes. The report was issued by bi-national commission overseeing US and Canadian cooperation on lakes issues. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

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