Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe
Environment Division
For The Next Seven Generations
Air Quality 
Brownfields Response
Environmental Assessments
Env. Education Outreach
Forestry Resources
Green Building Project
Hazardous Materials
Information Systems
Solid Waste Management
St. Lawrence River AOC
Water Resource Program
Wetlands Protection
Acid Rain - NADP
Ambient Air
Benzene Program
Climate Change
Fluoride Vegetation
Indoor Air
PM 10 & 2.5
SO2 & Nox
The Atmosphere
Pollution Types and Sources
Particulate Matter
Sulfur Oxides
History of Clean Air Act
Carbon Monoxide
H. Indoor Air in Mohawk Homes
Radon - What Are Our Risks
Radon Update
Styrene Air Monitoring
Veg. Injury Causedr by Fluoride
Public Record
Area 1
Area 2
Area 3
Area 4
About Us
Current Projects
Public Comments
Env. Edu. 2002 
IEN Newsletter 2002-2006
Response Team
Petroleum Bulk Storage
Equipment & Software
2015 Price List
Discontinuity Planning
Kwis & Tiio
Services Provided
SW Management Resources
Waste Lamp Recycling
Life Without Trash Removal
Sturgeon Restoration
Mussel Restoration
St.Regis River
Grasse River
Alcoa East
Alcoa West
General Motors

Print this Page
St.Lawrence River AOC


Seasonal Photography Contest Form BUI - Beneficial Use Impairments brochure
[ 60 KB - PDF Document ]
Massena / Akwesasne
Area of Concern (AOC)
Press Release Archives
Kawenniios Article. Page 22 Otter Top Lot Award Received by Akwesasne Trapper
[ Kawennì:ios Article - December 2013, Document Page 22]

Late fall along the St. Lawrence River is easily recognized by dropping water temperatures, shoreline ice and the first snow fall giving way to winter. Bitter cold winters are iconic of the St. Lawrence River Valley, and an important factor for production of high quality pelts of aquatic fur bearing animals such as the otter, mink, beaver and muskrat.
Indian Time Online Article Otter Top Lot Award Received by Akwesasne Trapper Danny Jacobs and Tribe's Environment Division Collaboration Credited
[ External link - - November 14, 2013]

The animal pelt's value, for quality and market trade, is directly linked to these physiological adaptations that increase the likelihood of over-wintering survival in the natural environment. A "Top Lot Award" by the Fur Harvesters Auction (FHA), Inc. rewards both the animal's health and fitness indicated in its leather and the fur-handlers meticulous skill.
Page 18 of Kawenniios What Can an Otter Tell Us about the Environment?
[ Kawennì:ios Article - July 2013, Document, Page 18]

Otters are excellent animals to use as indicators of a healthy environment because they do not migrate. While most animals will travel hundreds of miles during the winter months to warmer climates, otters are adapted to living in the cold climates. They have a thick fur that keeps them warm and they are able to swim beneath the ice to search for food.
Kawenniios cover page Grade Three Students Gain Appreciation for St. Lawrence River Area Of Concern
[ Kawennì:ios Article - July 2013, Document, Page 12]

Grade 3 Education Outreach Day is an event hosted by the St. Lawrence River Area of Concern (AOC) program at the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT) as a way to introduce environmental science to children at a critical age and to foster an appreciation for the local environment, particularly the local St. Lawrence AOC.
Indian Time Logo SRMT Environment Division conducts study on snapping turtles
[ External Link - - July 6, 2013]
The St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Council’s Environment Division, working with a contractor, is studying the impact of industrial pollutants on snapping turtle eggs found in the apprpoximately 15-mile stretch of the St. Lawrence River area of concern in Massena and Akwesasne that stretches from NYPA’s St. Lawrence-FDR project to Lake Francis.
Indian Time Logo Attention Fishermen
[ External Link - - April 11, 2013]
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT) St. Lawrence River AOC (Area of Concern) program is asking community members to submit fish showing signs of external anomalies (tumors, lesions, ulcers, etc…) to the division for analysis.
Indian Time Logo St. Lawrence River Area of Concern Program Engages Grade Three Students
[ External Link - - June 21, 2012 ]
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT) Environment Division’s St. Lawrence River Massena/Akwesasne Area of Concern (AOC) program hosted the “Grade 3 Educational Outreach Day.”
Link to Kawenniios Feb 2012 Tribe's Environment Division Gears up for Fish and Wildlife Sampling
[ Kawennì:ios Article - February 2012, Document, Page 10 ]
In Kenténha / October 2010, the SRMT Environment Division was awarded one of the larger Great Lakes Restoration Initiatives (GLRI) grants. This grant was for $1,229,415 to conduct field studies in 2011-2013. The funding for field efforts will assist resource agencies (SRMT, USEPA and NYSDEC) to address water-quality related impairments from industry toxins in the St. Lawrence River Area of Concern (AOC).
Indian Time Logo Tribe's Environment program receives two grants.
[ External Link - ]
The United States Environmental Protection agency awarded the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Environment Division two grants totaling $1,952,522. The funding will support a project to study wildlife and another project to restore Lake Sturgeon.
Indian Time Logo Reservation receives grant to help clean up local rivers
[ External Link ]
The St. Regis Mohawk Reservation has received a federal grant from the EPA to help improve the water quality of local rivers. Officials say the St. Lawrence, Grasse and Racquette rivers have all been contaminated by local industries. Now, $2 million is being spent to monitor fish and other animals and also take a look at the effects the pollution has had on their habitat and reproduction.
Indian Time Logo EPA Great Lakes restoration initiative Grants Awarded for NewYork
[ EPA Region 2 - Press Release - Adobe PDF Document 88KB ]
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is making a $20 million investment in the Great Lakes through New York State, targeting the most significant environmental problems facing the Great Lakes. These grants to 17 organizations are part of a larger group of projects throughout Great Lakes states being funded under President Barack Obama’s Great Lakes Restoration initiative.

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Environment Division Posted: 2012.04.23
Part of the St. Lawrence River AOC - Updated: 2014.01.14

Adobe Reader Icon

This article has links to PDF documents. You may need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these documents. Click on the Icon to go to the Adobe Reader download page.