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May 22, 2020
Trump EPA Environmental Policy Rollbacks During COVID-19
A recent study from Harvard University shows a clear link between counties in the US with higher levels of air pollution and COVID-19 death rates. Yet the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been quietly rolling back environmental regulations.
May 6, 2020  |  by: Julia Goren - Adirondack Council Director of Vision Project
Tips for Hiking During Mud Season in the Adirondacks
In the Adirondacks, mud season occurs between the beginning of April and the beginning of June. (Dates vary depending on elevation and the weather.) Sunshine thaws the surface, but it takes time for the frozen ground below to soften. Snowmelt and rainwater can’t seep into the frozen ground, so the surface turns to mud. For trails and hikers, this is a problem. Read Julie Goren's blog to find out what hikers can do to protect the trails at this time of year.
April 29, 2020  |  by: Caroline Dodd - Adirondack Council's Clarence Petty Legislative Intern
5 Things You Need to Know | April 2020 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 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.
April 14, 2020  |  by: Adirondack Council Membership Director
Vernal Pools | An Overlooked Habitat
Wetlands are incredibly important in protecting our lands from eroding during floods and filtering out pollutants to help keep our waters clean and clear. Seasonal wetlands or vernal pools occur only when water levels are high during spring and winter and disappear completely come summer and fall. Vernal pools are especially important in providing both breeding and foraging areas for certain species, but unfortunately, they are often overlooked.
April 7, 2020  |  by: Mary Godnick - Adirondack Council Marketing and Communications Associate
7 (Mostly Free) Ways to Love the Adirondacks from a Distance
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused mass disruption in how we live our daily lives. We are all spending more time at home, and it’s advised that people from outside the area do not travel to the Adirondack Park right now. But no worries, there are many ways we can support and enjoy our Park from home, even if you don’t live inside the Blue Line.
April 3, 2020  |  by: Casey Marvel - Adirondack Council Policy Fellow
Adirondack Wilderness & Communities Win in State Budget
Each year, the New York State budget is an opportunity for state leaders to renew their commitments to supporting Adirondack Park wilderness, wildlife and communities. Just like how aspects of our daily lives seem to be affected by this unprecedented global health pandemic., this year's budget process was also impacted. Despite overwhelming challenges, the Governor and the Legislature made it clear with the passage of this budget that the fight against climate change, wilderness preservation, clean water, and a vibrant Adirondack Park will remain a priority for New York State.
April 1, 2020  |  by: Caroline Dodd - Adirondack Council’s Clarence Petty Legislative Intern
New York’s Climate Law in the Adirondacks | Part One
This blog is the first in a series that will examine the potential impacts and changes in the Adirondacks that will result from the implementation of New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. How will the law impact our farms? Where will new renewable energy projects be sited? How will communities need to adapt? What can you do to help? This blog series will examine these questions and more, with the goal of shedding light on the challenges and opportunities the Adirondack region will face in mitigating and adapting to climate change under New York’s revolutionary new climate law.
March 26, 2020  |  by: Charlotte Staats - Adirondack Council's Clarence Petty Advocacy Intern
5 Things You Need to Know | March 2020 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
March 24, 2020  |  by: Charlotte Staats - Adirondack Council's Clarence Petty Advocacy Intern
Lessons from the Trail | Part 3
“Lessons from the Trail” is a blog series that discusses what the author, Charlotte Staats, has learned from living and working in the Adirondack Park. Charlotte Staats lives and recreates in the Adirondacks, and spent five seasons working on a backcountry trail crew that specializes in working in wilderness areas. The blog series will discuss her experience on trail crew, what she learned while working in backcountry settings, and the challenges she has seen facing the Adirondacks.
March 18, 2020  |  by: Mary Godnick - Adirondack Council Marketing and Communications Associate
Why You Should Help Protect Native Pollinators and Grow Native Plants
This blog by Mary Godnick the Adirondack Council's Marketing and Communications Associate discusses native pollinators and plants and how they are critical to the vitality of the things that make the Adirondacks wild and unique.

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