the Boquet River

The Boquet River drains a small watershed of forest and farmland in the Adirondack Park in northern New York State (USA). This area has been my home since 1990 and I have had the fortune to work, part-time, for most of those years, with the Boquet River Association. In our various projects I've had the opportunity to see many different aspects of the river and have become more and more aware of how interconnected they are.



"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe."

      John Muir


The modern view of ecology emphasizes the idea that an ecosystem is interconnected by a web of relationships. By taking advantage of the interconnected nature of the web I hope to present a view of the river that emphasizes that same interconnected nature of the real world. Some of the major topics to be included are listed below. As material is added to the website these topics will be presented as links.

  • Photographs
  • Location and Maps
  • Bedrock Geology
  • Glacial Geology
  • Climate and Hydrology
  • Wetlands
  • Water & Ice
  • River Morphology
  • Channel Stability Model
  • Flooding and Flood Control
  • Floodplains and River Corridors
  • Riverine Habitats
  • Water Chemistry
  • Food Chains
  • Plants
  • Macroinvertebrates
  • Mussels
  • Fish
  • Amphibians and Reptiles
  • Birds and Mammals
  • Biodiversity and Species Lists
  • History
  • Land Use
  • Recreation
  • Pollution
  • Biodiversity Revisited

    For more information on the Boquet River Association visit their website