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September 17, 2018  |  by: Meg Desmond - Adirondack Council Clarence Petty Intern
Is the Endangered Species Act in Danger?  | Lessons to Learn from Red Wolves
In June, the US Fish and Wildlife Service proposed a rule that threatens the existence of red wolves. Although red wolves do not inhabit the Adirondack Park, we should be concerned about this. Why? Because this rule sets a dangerous precedent for the treatment of other endangered species, including those who call the Adirondacks their home like the Spruce Grouse, Short-Eared Owl, Peregrine Falcon, and Indiana Bat.
September 12, 2018  |  by: Mary Godnick - Adirondack Council Marketing and Fund Development Assistant
VIDEO: Living in Harmony with Wilderness | Adirondack Park
Watch our video "Living in Harmony with Wilderness, the first in a three-part series.
September 10, 2018
Make a difference for the Adirondacks | SURVEY
This summer and fall, we are conducting a survey at trailheads and online to collect data on people’s opinions about this trend and possible solutions. We need YOUR help. We would greatly appreciate if you could take 3-5 minutes to complete this survey.
August 28, 2018  |  by: Revée Needham - Colgate University Upstate Institute Summer Field School Fellow
What’s the Deal with Road Salt? | Watershed Protection in the Adirondacks
Do you know which watershed you live in? A watershed simply means that water flows across the surface and drains into a river, lake or aquifer. Read our blog to find out more about watersheds and what you can do to help protect them.
August 22, 2018  |  by: Lisa M. Genier - Adirondack Council Program Analyst
5 Things You Need to Know | August ADK Conservation News
Adirondack Conservation News is a collection of the most current events taking place in New York’s Adirondack Park, a unique national treasure and legacy we inherited over 100 years ago, that we have to protect for future generations. Adirondack News aims to highlight both threats and opportunities concerning the Park’s ecological integrity, wild character and community vibrancy.
August 22, 2018  |  by: Adirondack Council's Colgate University Upstate Institute Summer Field School Fellow
Citizen Science: You Don’t Need to be a Scientist to Make a Difference!
While popular discourse may say that only those with a scientific degree can contribute to research and society's understanding of environmental issues, but that's simply not true. Citizen science allows for the inclusion of everyday people into scientific dialogue. Read on to see how you can can assist scientists worldwide!
August 17, 2018  |  by: Meg Desmond - Adirondack Council Clarence Petty Intern
Why I’m Part of the Problem Too | Personal Goals vs. Stewardship Responsibility
Every year, millions of people are drawn to the outdoors for a multitude of reasons. Everyone has their own motivation and for many, a large part of it is the physical challenge that the outdoors provide. But our Clarence Petty Intern Meg Desmond reminds us to make stewardship our most important backcountry goals
August 10, 2018  |  by: By: Kevin Chlad - Director of Governement Relations
Advice for Aspiring Stargazers and the Impacts of Outdoor Lighting
When is the last time you saw an exceptional view of the stars in the sky? Last night? Last year? Can you even remember the last time you saw a truly magnificent night sky? Read our blog to find out how you can see spectacular views in the night sky.
August 8, 2018  |  by: Adirondack Council Staff
Adirondack Council Celebrates its 2018 Forever Wild Day!
On Saturday, July 14, nearly 250 people gathered in Old Forge for the Adirondack Council’s Forever Wild Day. Our members and friends had a great time. We hope you enjoy the pictures from the event.
August 8, 2018  |  by: Mary Godnick - Adirondack Council Marketing and Fund Development Assistant
Leave No Trace | Social Media and the Adirondacks
Earlier this summer, the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics (LNT) published a set of principles for social media. It stated  that what we share on social media has an impact on certain locations and it is a force that can be used for good or bad. It encourages users to use the new set of guidelines to critically look at what we are all sharing into the digital world, with protection of the resource as a priority.

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