Lisa Holst, Rare Fish Unit Leader in the Bureau of Fisheries at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, will present “Adirondack Fish Stories” on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in Reamer Auditorium, at Union College. Refreshments will be served at 5 pm, with the presentation at 5:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public.
Holst will give a brief history of the fish communities of the Adirondacks, including the history of degradation that shaped the Adirondack Park Preserve. She will briefly touch on effects of acid rain and invasive species and share profiles of some of the lesser known native species. The event will wrap up by discussing the ongoing restoration of endangered round whitefish and conservation concerns for other species, including our rediscovered apparent endemic, summer sucker.
Lisa Holst has worked for the Department of Environmental Conservation for 26 years in various planning and restoration roles. She has been the Rare Fish Unit leader since 2008, responsible for assessment, management, and restoration of imperiled species of freshwater fish statewide. Lisa attributes her avocation to spending summers on (and in) the St. Lawrence River and watching too much of The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau on TV as a child. She holds a BS in Marine Biology from Southampton College of Long Island University and resides in Niskayuna.
The program is being presented by UCALL and the Kelly Adirondack Center.
Illustration of summer sucker provided by DEC.