How Effective are Watershed Signs Anyway? Evaluating Visual Environmental Communication in a Small Urban Watershed

(Published 2014)

Watershed signs are ubiquitous, but a review of recent projects shows most do not have objectives, expected outcomes, or indicators of success or failure.

Managing Your Household Septic System

(Published 2014)

Information for homeowners to safeguard and maintain septic systems, control the volume and quality of wastewater, maintaining the septic tank, sludge accumulation, and the soil treatment area.

Agriculturally Productive Buffers Presentation, Part 1

(Published 2013)

Leah Szafranski, US Fish and Wildlife Service and The Intervale Center, and Liz Brownlee, Vermont River Conservancy and Lake Champlain Sea Grant discuss strategies and present case studies on building farmland flood resilience. In 2 parts.

Agriculturally Productive Buffers Presentation, Part 2

(Published 2013)

Leah Szafranski, US Fish and Wildlife Service and The Intervale Center, and Liz Brownlee, Vermont River Conservancy and Lake Champlain Sea Grant discuss strategies and present case studies on building farmland flood resilience. In 2 parts.

Elderberry and Beyond: New Options for River Lands in the Northeast

(Published 2013)

Growing agriculturally productive buffers is a strategy that can make sense for both farmers and conservationists.

Fish and Mercury Brochure

(Published 2013)

Safe eating guidelines based on mercury levels measured in fish throughout Vermont as well as mercury levels found in commercial fish.

Grow Agriculturally Productive Buffers- Farmer Fact Sheet

(Published 2013)

This fact sheet describes how an agriculturally productive riparian buffer cleans the water, holds banks in place, provides wildlife habitat – and grows a profitable food, fuel, or forage crop.

Lake Champlain Bass Tournaments: Fact Sheet

(Published 2013)

The catch-and-release bass tournament industry uses practices designed to maximize fish survival and minimize impacts to populations. Recent research has uncovered responses to stress associated with angling, transport and weigh-in at tournaments.

Lake Friendly Lawns: Green Lawn, Blue Lake

(Published 2013)

Low input, no-pesticide, no phosphorous lawn care is important for everyone to follow.

Post Tournament Release Movements of Black Bass in Lake Champlain

(Published 2013)

Black bass (Micropterus spp.) fishing tournaments on Lake Champlain are popular. Fish stress levels and dispersal patterns were assessed at nine tournaments in 2011 and 2012.

Reducing Phosphorus Use in Lawn Care: Getting Information to the Right Place

(Published 2013)

Presented at the 2012 Land Grant and Sea Grant National Water Conference, May 20-24, 2012, Portland, OR. Discusses the use of education and outreach to reduce the use of phosphorus-based fertilizers in communities.

The Benefit of using Geomorphic Principals in Project Design: Case Studies from an Extreme Flood Event in the Poultney and Mettowee Watersheds; Tropical Storm Irene, August 28, 2011

(Published 2013)

Geomorphic Assessments of streams provide useful recommendations to mitigate flood and erosion damage to streams and infrastructure.

Use of external indicators to evaluate stress of largemouth (Micropterus salmoides) and smallmouth (M. dolomieu) bass at tournaments

(Published 2013)

Research conducted on fish stress at catch-and-release tournaments in Plattsburgh, NY.

Across the Fence: UVM Watershed Alliance

(Published 2012)

UVM Watershed Alliance (UVM WA) Coordinator Erin De Vries taught Across the Fence viewers what a watershed is and how middle and high school students can learn more about their home watershed and water quality through UVM WA programming.

Compost as a Fertilizer

(Published 2012)

This publication was produced by Lake Champlain Sea Grant for the Great Lake Restoration Initiative's Lawn to Lake project in the Lake Michigan Watershed. It explains what compost is, why it is beneficial and how to use it.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

(Published 2012)

This publication was produced by Lake Champlain Sea Grant for the Great Lake Restoration Initiative's Lawn to Lake project in the Lake Michigan watershed. It describes pest management approaches that minimize chemical use.

Invasive Species Interpretive Walk at Point Au Roche

(Published 2012)

In recognition of Invasive Species Awareness Week (July 8–14) an invasive species interpretive walk will be held from 1:30-3 p.m. Sunday, July 8, at the Point Au Roche Nature Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Invasive Species Interpretive Walk at Point Au Roche

(Published 2012)

A local reporter from Northeast Public Radio (WAMC) joined LCSG researcher Mark Malchoff and graduate student Curtis Buker on a interpretive walk at Point Au Roche State Park, as part of New York's Invasive Species Week.

John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships

(Published 2012)

Applications for the 2013 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships are now being accepted by Lake Champlain Sea Grant. This fellowship is sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the Department of Commerce.

Natural Lawn Care for Homeowners

(Published 2012)

This publication was produced by Lake Champlain Sea Grant for the Great Lake Restoration Initiative's Lawn to Lake project in the Lake Michigan watershed. It describes natural landscaping practices and has information on pesticides.

Products For Your Natural Lawn

(Published 2012)

This publication was produced by Lake Champlain Sea Grant for the Great Lake Restoration Initiative's Lawn to Lake project in the Lake Michigan watershed. It includes products and soil amendments to add nutrients and change the pH of a lawn.

Rain Friendly Landscaping

(Published 2012)

This publication was produced by Lake Champlain Sea Grant for the Great Lake Restoration Initiative's Lawn to Lake project in the Lake Michigan Watershed. It explains practices for managing stormwater onsite.

Right Plant for the Right Place

(Published 2012)

This publication was produced by Lake Champlain Sea Grant for the Great Lake Restoration Initiative's Lawn to Lake project in the Lake Michigan watershed. It explains how to make smart plant choices to save water and time for a thriving garden.

Share the Credit: Maximize Time and Money by Transferring Successful Programs Across States

(Published 2012)

Lake Champlain Sea Grant partnered with Illinois/Indiana Sea Grant and many others to transfer successful outreach programs aimed at providing information and demonstrating low input and natural lawn care for the Lake Michigan watershed.

Weed and Feed Products

(Published 2012)

This publication was produced by Lake Champlain Sea Grant for the Great Lake Restoration Initiative's Lawn to Lake project in the Lake Michigan watershed. It gives information on weed and feed products and provides alternative options.

Bridging the Divide: Developing Partnerships in Business, Faith and Environmental Groups to Incorporate Climate Change Literacy into Stormwater Design

(Published 2011)

LCSG sought to inform local businesses and community leaders, residents and students about how predicted local climate changes can affect local communities and inform them of the adaptation tools available to respond.

Green Streets Project to Provide New Information on Managing Stormwater Runoff

(Published 2011)

Can roadside landscaping minimize the impacts of stormwater runoff? That is the question LCSG staff member Laura Killian is trying to answer through the collaborative Green Streets Monitoring Project in the City of St. Albans.

Lake Champlain Sea Grant Request for Proposals for Research 2012-2014

(Published 2011)

Deadline for Full Proposal: Friday, August 19, 2011 (5:00 p.m.)

UVM Watershed Alliance Brochure

(Published 2011)

UVM Watershed Alliance provides curriculum, equipment, and instructors to schools and youth groups participating in our programs, as well as support and guidance to teachers who wish to integrate watershed education into their current curriculum.

DISTRIBUTION AND ABUNDANCE OF NATIVE RAINBOW SMELT AND NONNATIVE ALEWIFE IN LAKE CHAMPLAIN

(Published 2010)

Rainbow smelt are presumed to be native to Lake Champlain and have been the main forage species supporting higher organisms. However, alewife have recently become established here and have the potential to greatly alter the Lake Champlain ecosystem.

Don't "P" on your Lawn

(Published 2010)

Phosphorus (P) is a plant nutrient found in lawn fertilizer that feeds algal blooms in waterways. You can create a beautiful lawn and keep “P” from polluting water by using P-free fertilizers.

Absorb the Storm: Create a Rain-Friendly Yard and Neighborhood

(Published 2008)

This pamphlet provides resources for individuals and groups that are interested in implementing rain-friendly practices in residential areas, which will help protect our streams, rivers, and Lake Champlain.

Rutland Good Stewards Initiative

(Published 2008)

The Rutland Good Stewards Initiative low-input grounds care guide details strategies for maintaining an attractive and Moon Brook friendly yard.

Vermont Rain Garden Manual

(Published 2008)

This manual clarifies the rain garden installation process, demonstrates how rain gardens are cost-effective stormwater management tools, and illustrates how they can be incorporated into a variety of landscapes.

Chapter V. Chemical Interactions of a River, pages 89-98 in River Fieldwork Guide for Teachers, Vermont Institute of Natural Science, Woodstock, VT

(Published 2006)

Filed guide for teachers leading activities to explore river chemistry and water quality

Chapter VI. The River’s Biological Community, pages 99-138 in River Fieldwork Guide for Teachers, Vermont Institute of Natural Science, Woodstock, VT

(Published 2006)

Guide for teachers leading classes in exploring the biological communities of a river. Includes four detailed field activity guides

Lake Champlain Alewife Impacts

(Published 2006)

LCSG and the LCBP organized a workshop February 14, 2006 to learn about Alewife impacts from resources managers and scientists. The following “chapters” are a distillation of notes and computer graphic files supplied and edited by the presenters.

Shoring Up Lake Champlain's Waterfront

(Published 2006)

The Shoreline Stabilization Handbook helps property owners make informed decisions about how best to stabilize their shoreline and is the 2006 recipient of the Outstanding Planning Award for a Project, Program, or Tool.

Feasibility of Champlain Canal Aquatic Nuisance Species Barrier Options

(Published 2005)

Current knowledge of aquatic nuisance species (ANS) confirms that new species will continue to invade Lake Champlain via the Champlain Canal. Six canal barrier ideas were proposed and examined.

Shoreline Stabilization Handbook

(Published 2004)

This handbook is for area residents and government officials who are working to create and maintain a landscape that complements Lake Champlain’s setting and ecology.