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December 24, 2019  |  by: Kevin Chlad, Director of Government Relations
Our Adirondack Island: Why Wildlife Need Park Agency Reform
The Adirondack Park is a world-renowned sanctuary of the natural world: a special place, a place apart. We are fortunate to have a special and diverse collection of wildlife species due to the size of our “Adirondack Island.” This is something we should not take for granted.
December 18, 2019  |  by: Casey Marvell - Adirondack Council's Policy Fellow
Top Adirondack Conservation Accomplishments of 2019
In 2019, there were many successes that helped reaffirm the status of the Adirondack Park as a national treasure including the creation of a task force to help address overuse in the High Peaks Wilderness Area and the strongest climate law in the country. It has been a critical year in Adirondack conservation.
December 16, 2019  |  by: Kevin Chlad - Adirondack Council Director of Government Relations
The Adirondacks Depend on You for Clean Water
Water is the lifeblood of the Adirondacks. Wild mountain lakes and ponds throughout the Park provide critical habitats for wildlife. Communities and homeowners alike depend on clean lakes, streams, and groundwater for their drinking water. Businesses rely on abundant, clean water for tourism and recreation.
December 6, 2019  |  by: Jackie Bowen - Adirondack Council Conservation Fellow
Acid Rain & Climate Change Are Connected, Here’s How
Fighting acid rain has been a huge success, but today we have a new threat: climate change. It is an even more complex environmental issue than acid rain because it is occurring on a global scale. However, the two are not disconnected, independent issues. They are linked by a common denominator: human causes.
December 6, 2019  |  by: Adirondack Council Staff
Welcome New Adirondack Council Clarence Petty Interns
The Adirondack Council has two new Clarence Petty Interns in its Albany office. Please take a moment to read about Caroline Dodd and Charlotte Staats.
December 5, 2019  |  by: Diane Fish - Adirondack Council Deputy Director
Adirondack Winter Trail Etiquette and Safety
It’s up to all of us to honor the different types of activity that winter in the Adirondacks offers during the relatively brief time we can hope for good snow. The recent information below is provided by the Department of Environmental Conservation relative to the High Peaks Region which serves as a guide to good winter trail etiquette on any trail that is suitable for skiing.
November 25, 2019  |  by: Casey Marvell - Adirondack Council's Policy Fellow
5 Things You Need to Know | November 2019 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 must to protect for future generations. Adirondack Conservation News aims to highlight both threats and opportunities concerning the Park’s ecological integrity, wild character and community vibrancy.
November 22, 2019  |  by: Tyler Frakes - Adirondack Council Membership Director
9 Ways to Give Back to the ADKS
Like many, the Adirondack Park is a special place to me personally. It is my life-long home, endless playground, where I work professionally, and now raise my family. When I had the opportunity to join a team of spirited individuals at the Adirondack Council working to protect what the Park offers each of us, I jumped in. It was my turn to give back to the Adirondacks and help preserve its water, air and wildlands for future generations.
November 17, 2019
VIDEO: Ecological Impacts of Overuse in the Adirondacks
New York’s Adirondack Park is a world-class conservation achievement.  It was created in 1892 by New York State. It contains six-million acres, and is the largest park in the contiguous United States. The Adirondacks are protected “Forever Wild” under Article XIV of the New York State Constitution. This means that the public land is constitutionally protected from being sold or leased by the state. 
November 14, 2019  |  by: Julia Goren - Adirondack Council Director of the Vision Project
5 Lessons from the Northeastern Alpine Stewardship Gathering
At the end of October, New York State was privileged to host the Northeastern Alpine Stewardship Gathering, the premier conference for alpine stewards, land managers, trail workers, researchers, and volunteers. For two and a half days, experts from across the Northeast discussed management challenges in threatened alpine habitats throughout the region.

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