New York survey area completed

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Written by Elizabeth Huggins
Monday, May 11, 2009

We’ve finished surveying our portion of New York and have worked our way up to just east of Montreal. This area is flat in the west, with rolling hills in the east. They have had a very wet spring and water conditions are good to excellent, except for a notable area around Sherbrook, where conditions are fair. That is the only area we’ve seen so far that was dry. The Sherbrook area received 60% of normal precipitation from September 2008 to May 2009.

Riverie De Loop, eastern Quebec. Photo by John Rayfield.

North Central Quebec (Chibaugamu), Stratum 68, showing boreal forest, permanent wetlands and nesting islands. Photo by John Rayfield.

Partial frozen wetlands in northeast Quebec. Photo by John Rayfield.

Rolling hills  and permanent wetlands in northeast Quebec. Photo by John Rayfield.