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Lincoln Pond photo courtesy of Michael Brenish Adirondack Ecologists LLC (AE), a New York lake management consulting firm established in 1988, believes that the manner in which we manage our natural resources determines our collective character as a society.  The desire to set new standards in lake management, education, and protection is what sets AE apart from some other consulting firms.

Drawing from considerable experience and an extensive knowledge of lake ecosystems, it is the goal of AE to better understand and preserve the integrity of New York's lakes and ponds through wise planning and appropriate research. Past and current clients include municipalities, lake associations, fish and game clubs, Boy Scouts of America reservations, private pond owners, and public and private golf courses.

AE feels strongly about maintaining a balance between environmental quality and resource development, and the firm employs a combination of sound scientific principles, innovative lake management techniques, and common sense in addressing environmental challenges faced by our clients. The firm's approach to New York lake management is focused on designing strategies to address the cause of problems rather than implementing quick-fix solutions aimed at just treating the symptoms.

The firm has become a respected and recognized source for science-based information on water quality issues and invasive species management.  AE prides itself in educating the public about the importance of proper lake and pond management and preservation.

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Read about AE in Battling a Nasty Green Invader from the Deep, New York Times

  • Water Quality Monitoring
  • Lake Diagnostic and Feasibility Studies
  • Lake Management and Project Oversight
  • Aquatic Plant Surveys
  • Environmental Education Programs
  • Control of Nuisance Aquatic Vegetation
  • Golf Course Pond Management
  • Permitting for Lake-related Projects
  • Fisheries Management
  • Aquaculture Consulting
  • Pond Design and Management
  • Environmental Impact Analysis
  • Grant Writing
  • Environmental Risk Assessment

Lincoln Pond photo courtesy of Michael Brenish

Working in conjunction with other environmental firms, private consultants, and universities, AE has established an extensive array of professional contacts within the industry.  Utilizing experienced, state-of-the-art laboratories and testing facilities, AE is able to assist lake associations, private riparian land owners, municipalities, and commercial clients with all of their environmental testing needs.

AE possesses training and expertise in the fields of limnology, aquatic ecology, applied lake management, aquatic botany, fishery biology, and coldwater aquaculture.

Since 1988, AE has been retained by more than one hundred clients in New York State to assist them with their lake concerns and interests.   The majority of these clients have come from within the Adirondack Park, but the firm has also been retained by clients in other regions of New York State.   AE will consider accepting new clients from anywhere in North America.

Ausable River, photo Courtesy of Mike Brenish

Steven A. LaMere, a recipient of many state and national environmental awards for his work in studying and protecting lakes, is the principal investigator for the firm.  Mr. LaMere is a Certified Lake Manager with the North American Lake Management Society, and is a Board-certified Environmental Scientist with the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists. He has also been profiled in respected publications such as Adirondack Life, Lakeline, and Waterworks for his efforts in lake management and public education.  Steven is also certified in Open-Water SCUBA.  He possesses a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental and Forest Biology and a Master's degree in Environmental Management and Planning.

Possessing experience in both the public and the private sector, AE is well qualified to assist you in your environmental testing needs, whether you are a small pond owner seeking management suggestions or a lake association interested in developing a monitoring program.

  • Apple Lake (Dutchess Co.)
  • Augur Lake (Essex Co.)
  • Bartlett Pond (Essex Co.)
  • Bear Pond (St. Lawrence Co.)
  • Bennett Lake (Hamilton Co.)
  • Big Bowman Pond (Rensselaer Co.)
  • Blue Mountain Lake (Hamilton Co.)
  • Bog Pond (Hamilton Co.)
  • Butternut Pond (Essex Co.)
  • Canada Lake (Fulton Co.)
  • Caroga Lake (Fulton Co.)
  • Chub Pond (Warren Co.)
  • Clear Lake (Putnam Co.)
  • Clear Pond (Franklin Co.)
  • Crandall Pond (Schenectady Co.)
  • Crystal Lake (Albany Co.)
  • Deer River Flow (Franklin Co.)
  • Eagle Craig Lake (St. Lawrence Co.)
  • Echo Lake (Hamilton Co.)
  • Fern Lake (Clinton Co.)
  • Findley Lake (Chatauqua Co.)
  • Glass Lake (Rensselaer Co.)
  • Gull Pond (Essex Co.)
  • Gull Pond (Franklin Co.)
  • Hitchins Pond (St. Lawrence Co.)
  • Horseshoe Pond (Franklin Co.)
  • Indian Lake (Franklin Co.)
  • Kinderhook Lake (Columbia Co.)
  • Lake Champlain (Clinton, Essex, and Washington Co.)
  • Lake Clear (Franklin Co.)
  • Lake Colby (Franklin Co.)
  • Lake Eaton (Essex Co.)
  • Lake Hadlock (Washington Co.)
  • Lake Innisfree (Westchester Co.)
  • Lake Irene (Putnam Co.)
  • Lake Kushaqua (Franklin Co.)
  • Lake Moraine (Madison Co.)
  • Lake Muskoday (Sullivan Co.)
  • Lake Titus (Franklin Co.)
  • Lake Pleasant (Hamilton Co.)
  • Lincoln Pond (Essex Co.)
  • Little Troy Pond (Saratoga Co.)
  • Little Wolf Lake (Franklin Co.)
  • Long Pond (Essex Co.)
  • Long Pond (Franklin Co.)
  • Loon Lake (Franklin Co.)
  • Lower St. Regis Lake (Franklin Co.)
  • Lower Saranac Lake (Franklin Co.)
  • Mariaville Lake (Schenectady Co.)
  • Mascera Pond (Warren Co.)
  • McCuen Pond (St. Lawrence Co.)
  • Mountain View Lake (Franklin Co.)
  • Mt. Arab Lake (St. Lawrence Co.)
  • Mud Lake (Putnam Co.)
  • Oliver Pond (Essex Co.)
  • Osgood Pond (Franklin Co.)
  • Oxbox Lake (Hamilton Co.)
  • Paradox Lake (Essex Co.)
  • Piseco Lake (Hamilton Co.)
  • Plymouth Reservoir (Chenango Co.)
  • Rainbow Lake (Franklin Co.)
  • Rocky Lake (St. Lawrence Co.)
  • Sacandaga Lake (Hamilton Co.)
  • Saratoga Lake (Saratoga Co.)
  • Schroon Lake (Essex Co.)
  • Seventh Lake (Fulton Co.)
  • Sinclair Heights Ponds (Saratoga Co.)
  • Sixth Lake (Fulton Co.)
  • Spitfire Lake (Franklin Co.)
  • Spring Lake (Rensselaer Co.)
  • Star Lake (St. Lawrence Co.)
  • Sylvia Lake (St. Lawrence Co.)
  • Upper St. Regis Lake (Franklin Co.)
  • Upper Saranac Lake (Franklin Co.)
  • Waubeeka Lake (Warren Co.)
  • White Pine Pond (Jefferson Co.)
  • Whittaker Lake (Hamilton Co.)
Awards:   2014 Professional Conservationist of the Year (New York State Conservation Council) ... 2012 Technical Merit Award for Successful Projects (North American Lake Management Society) ... 2003 Professional Conservationist of the Year Award (Adirondack Conservation Council) ... 2000 Award of Excellence (American Fisheries Society, Fisheries Management Section) ... 1999 Technical Excellence Award in Public Outreach and Education (North American Lake Management Society) ... 1999 Public Sector Tourism Partnership Award (Adirondack Regional Tourism Council) ... 1999 Adirondack Conservationist of the Year Award (Adirondack Park Local Government Review Board) ... 1999 Lake Tear of the Clouds Award (New York State Federation of Lake Associations) ... 1998 New York State Outstanding Leadership Award (New York State Conservation Council) ... 1998 Professional Conservationist of the Year Award (Adirondack Conservation Council) ...
Contact Information: Steven A. LaMere, CLM, BCES,  90 Wineberry Lane, Ballston Spa, New York 12020
(518) 573-8846 /
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