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Dr. Jim Sutherland

Affiliations: Lake Champlain Sea Grant Program

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Jim Sutherland received an M.S. in Limnology in 1969 from the University of Buffalo and a Ph.D. in Aquatic Ecology and Physiology in 1978 from The State University of New York at Albany. Employed for 28 years as a water quality Research Scientist in the Northern Watersheds Section, Division of Water, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and retired to Nantucket Island, MA in 2005. Specific areas of career research and investigation included (1) nonpoint source runoff and its impacts on Lake George, NY, (2) the long-term effects of acid rain on the biotic communities of Adirondack region (New York State) lakes and ponds, and (3) the management of the nuisance aquatic plant, Eurasian watermilfoil, in New York State recreational lakes. Implemented the New York State Federations of Lake Associations (NYS FOLA) in 1983 and the Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program (CSLAP) in 1985. Currently a year-round resident in Greenwich, New York with his artist-entrepreneur wife (Anne), studying the impacts of stormwater runoff from developed watersheds on the water quality of the Lake George as a Science Adviser for the Lake George Waterkeeper and the Lake George Association. Recently completed two major studies on the Village of Lake George and Town of Bolton Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTP), another study on the use of a green technology woodchip bioreactor to process effluent from the Bolton WWTP and reduce nitrate-nitrogen loading to Lake George, and a multi-year evaluation of the New York State Department of Transportation Road Salt Reduction Pilot Program along a segment of Route 9N in the Lake George basin.

List of Projects

Project Role Start End
A Project to Evaluate the Efficacy of a Woodchip Bioreactor for Denitrification of Tertiary Effluent from the Bolton Wastewater Treatment Plant (Lake George, Warren County, New York)Project Lead/Principal Investigator 2019-03-19 2021-09-30


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