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Alumni News (Paul Smiths, N.Y.) 1950-1994, March 01, 1972, Image 1

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Environmental Study On Lower St. Regis Fourteen yellow bouys anchor­ ed in Lower St. Regis Lake are currently being used as sampling stations for an environmental study of the Lower St. Regis Lake Research Project (LSRLRP). The research project, which began in mid-September, is headed by Prof. Patricia C. Flath at Paul Smith’s College, and includes a team of 13 chemistry students. The research projects immediate objective is to develop a water quality model which will mathe­ matically define the water environ­ ment of Lower St. Regis Lake. This is accomplished by laboratory chemical analysis of water samples taken four times a week from the fourteen stations. The samples are analyzed for physical character­ istics such as color, temperature, and turbidity as well as the chem­ ical components such as chlorine, iron, nitrogen, oxygen and phos­ phorus. Currently, the research team is analyzing the samples collected during the past three months, and which were immediately frozen up­ on collection, as well as awaiting a stable ice formation on the lake prior to a continuation of water sampling. The LSRLRP is expected to con­ tinue for more than two years. Paul Smith’s Represented At Forestry Meeting The Society of American For­ esters held their annual meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, September 26 thru 30. Bill Rutherford represented the College and was on the program of the Forestry School Executives. Alumni who were present in­ cluded Mervin Stevens, ’56, who is Chief, Soils Branch, Regional Of- (Continued on page 2, col. 2) HL r. William Hill; member of the Paul Smith’s College Board of Trustees^ recently presented the College with this tractor and loader. I. to r.: Mr. H. Parrino, Mr. Hill. Dr. Buxton, and Mr Gokey, Superintendent of Maintenance and Grounds. Forest Fire Training At Paul Smith’s Personnel of the New York State Department of Environmen tal Conservation have set up their Forest Fire Similator at Paul Smith’s College. Training sessions are held in the afternoons of Dec ember 6 through the 9th for Col­ lege Forestry Students. The Fire Similator is a “ multi- media” training aide that com­ bines slides projection, tape re­ corded sounds, overlays with a battery of overhead projectors, radios and telephone. The trainees see a fire in front of them on a screen. They are given lists of men and equipment that are avail­ able and furnished with weather information. The trainee fire boss then orders equipment that he thinks will put out the fire. Be­ hind, in a screened projection booth, other men can change wind direction, speed of fire, and alter conditions as nature might do. It is extremely valuable to our stu­ dents who might find themselves in such a role after graduation. The training is conducted under the direction of Jim Lord, District Ranger, Albany; and Richard Thompson, District Ranger, War- rensburg. Assisting Rangers are Frank P. Dorchak, Jr., of Lake Clear, David Ames of Keene, John (Continued from page 1, col. 2) About Alumni — YOVU, John,’69, is presently at­ tending the University of Georgia. He reports that all is well and that he and IRENE FEDER, ’69, have wed. Congratulations! Their ad­ dress: University Village Apts. Apt. F202 Athens, Georgia 30601 Dean Rutherford received greet­ ings from the following: CULVER, Don, ’52, Okanogan, Wash. 98840. Don is getting in some wilderness recreation work including horses and mules. He and Dot and Suzy and Billy are now on the east side.

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