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April 14, 2012

Public walk scheduled for Lake Alice

'We have, in a relatively small area, a wide variety of wildlife habitat'

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CHAZY — "In more recent years, there's been an explosion of beaver activity in the area," Adams noted.

"Mr. Miner, in building his own dams, added wetlands to this area. The beavers are now continuing that process."

ACCESSIBLE TRAILS

Lake Alice Wildlife Management area encompasses 1,468 acres and includes a series of level, easily accessible trails. Bird watching is a popular attraction at Lake Alice, but hunting and fishing are also recreational uses in season.

The Department of Environmental Conservation stocks Lake Alice with largemouth bass, and brown bullhead and sunfish are also abundant.

Adams received his Ph.D. in forest ecology from the College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse and has taught at Plattsburgh State for more than 30 years. He teaches courses in plant, forest and wildlife ecology and has monitored more than 100 student research projects in ecology, most of which have been conducted on lands owned by the W.H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute and at Lake Alice.

WHAT TO WEAR

The April 25 walk is open to the public.

People should bring clothing appropriate for weather conditions, water, snacks, insect repellent and binoculars, if possible.

Email Jeff Meyers at: jmeyers@pressrepublican.com

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