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December 6, 2018  |  by: Adirondack Council Marketing and Fund Development Assistant
Let's #KeepItWild | Overuse in the Adirondack Park
The Adirondack Park is an example of how people and wildlands can thrive together. It's a unique patchwork of public and private lands that host 105 towns and villages and is home to over 130,000 permanent and 200,000 seasonal residents, and 10 million visitors yearly. It's also a safe haven for wildlife, it filters our air and water and mitigates the impacts of climate change. However, overuse is a problem that needs to be solved to protect this special place for future generations.
November 28, 2018  |  by: Lisa M. Genier - Adirondack Council Program Analyst
5 Things You Need to Know | November 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.
November 26, 2018  |  by: Racey Henderson- Essex Farm Institute
A New Season for the Essex Farm Institute at the Adirondack Council
The Essex Farm Institute (EFI) and the Adirondack Council have mutually agreed that EFI will become a fully integrated program of the Adirondack Council to strengthen the capacity of the Institute and to help meet the Council’s strategic objectives related to open space protection, working farms and forests, and community diversity in the Adirondacks. To learn more about the Council and its financials click here.
November 19, 2018
Double Your Impact | Year End 1:1 MATCH

  Thanks to generous advocates for the Adirondacks, all gifts received by December 31, 2018 will be...

November 15, 2018  |  by: John Sheehan - Adirondack Council Director of Communications
Acid Rain Dominates November Agenda | An Update  on Acid Rain
This fall will be a momentous time for acid rain in the Adirondack Park. The Adirondack Council will participate in a national conference on air pollution, while also hosting its own regional conference to determine how the Adirondacks and New York State can lead the rest of the nation to end acid rain and curb climate change.
November 15, 2018  |  by: Guest Contributer - Scott van Laer - New York State Forest Ranger
Patrolling the Peaks | Why We Need More Forest Rangers & Staff in the Adirondack Park
New York State has done an incredible job adding more land to the Forest Preserve and conservation easements (private land, which rangers also patrol), but with the success we have had in promoting increased tourism in the Adirondacks we desperately need to rethink our staffing numbers for those who protect and manage these lands.
November 13, 2018  |  by: Jackie Bowen - Adirondack Council Conservation Fellow
Embracing the Other in the Adirondacks
I can still feel the deep longing I had last spring to be out hiking in the mountains, unencumbered by cold-weather gear, after what felt like a never-ending winter. The receding of the cold weather and arrival of spring seemed to be moving at a snail’s pace as I anxiously awaited that final transition into summer. Then, it was here, in all its recreational glory!   
November 1, 2018  |  by: Mary Godnick - Adirondack Council Marketing and Fund Development Assistant
How we can #KeepItWild Together
We have a chance to create transformational change in how future generations experience the Adirondack Park. The current model isn't working. There are record numbers of rescue missions and not enough Forest Rangers and support staff. Over 130 miles of trails in the High Peaks Region alone need major work. Hundreds of hikers and paddlers are flooding the same small regions, while other areas of the Park go under utilized.
October 29, 2018  |  by: James Rodewald - guest author
Photography For Nature's Sake | Guest James Rodewald
Throughout that entire period, photography has been an integral component of my experience with the Adirondacks. Although much of that has been casual, over the past several years I have pursued the craft of photography more earnestly. That effort and my desire to help support, protect and educate others about the Adirondack wilderness has lead to the creation of my new business, Nature’s Sake Photography.
October 26, 2018  |  by: Dr. Donathan Brown at Adirondack Diversity Solutions - Guest author
Tips for Cultivating a Diverse Workforce in the Adirondacks
Cultivating a diverse workforce is important for a variety of reasons; it creates an inclusive environment, it's the right thing to do, and it can foster economic development. Read our blog by guest author Dr. Donathan Brown at Adirondack Diversity Solutions and find helpful hints on how we can make this happen.

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