Almanack Contributor Douglas Schultz

Douglas Schultz

Douglas Schultz lives in New York City and has been a summer resident of Brant Lake for his entire life. His career has been focused on business and finance. He combines his organizational and analytical skills with passion for the issues he cares about including protecting the environment and fostering vibrant communities in the Adirondack Park. Douglas is an active member of the Brant Lake Association and the Adirondack Council.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

A Report From The Adirondack Lakes Alliance Symposium

Raquette Lake Dave GibsonAt Paul Smith’s College in late July, the Adirondack Lakes Alliance hosted their second Lake and River Symposium, aiming to educate lake and river associations in watershed and lake/river management. Issues addressed included invasive species, road salt, and stormwater runoff. One clear theme throughout the event was we should be encouraged, as much progress has been made in a short period of time, however, much remains to be done to protect our water resources.

There were several eye opening presentations by many prominent leaders in their area of expertise. Cathy Dove, President of Paul Smith’s College, and Ed Griesmer, Executive Director of the ALA, welcomed us with some opening remarks. Hilary Smith, the Invasive Species Coordinator for the US Department of the Interior, gave us a broad view of the invasive species problems across the country as well as insight into how the Department of the Interior functions to tackle problems. » Continue Reading.