Web Links

Conservation Links

The NH Department of Environmental Services has a large collection of fact sheets available for download. These fact sheets cover topics from stormwater to cyanobacteria.

Ice Out: The Squam Lakes Association has been tracking the ice out date on the Squam Lakes since 1978. Ice out is determined as the date on which a boat can successfully navigate from the covered bridge in Ashland to the Sandwich Town Beach.

Lake Levels: Learn more about the water levels on Squam from this NH DES website.

Plymouth State University graduate student and SLA employee Andrew Veilleux completed his research on the lake users' experiences on Squam. View the maps here. Or read a little more about his project in this document.

The Lake Sunapee Protective Association provides sound advice on the careful use of Dock De-Icers

Invasive Plant Management

Learn about Invasive Plant Management in the Squam watershed with SLA's Director of Conservation, Rebecca Hanson in this webinar created in partnership with the Environmental Leadership Program.

NH Department of Environmental Services Exotic Species Program

Aquatic Plants & Algae of New Hampshire's Lakes and Ponds  This pdf download is an excellent reference for both native and exotic aquatic plants found in New Hampshire.

Maine Center for Invasive Aquatic Plants Virtual Herbarium

The Frightful Fourteen This publication from the NH Department of Environmental Services highlights some of exotic species already in New Hampshire and a few that are not yet in the state but have been identified in the region.

Distribution Map of Exotic Aquatic Plants in New Hampshire

Water Quality Monitoring

Secchi Disk Simulator The Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program has this great tool to simulate how a secchi disk works.

NH Lotic Volunteer Temperature, Electrical Conductivity, and Stage Sensing Network  The SLA is working within the LoVoTECs Network to monitor two tributaries of Squam. This blog provides  updates and results from the LoVoTECS sensing network.

Recreation Links

Nordic skating is a featured activity at the SLA Winterfest. This link to a Nordic Skating website has all the information you need to pursue this sport. www.nordicskater.com