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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.
November 5, 2019  |  by: Guest Author, Brendan Wiltse - Science & Stewardship Director for the Ausable River Association
What's in Our Backcountry Waters?
Guest Author, Brendan Wiltse Science & Stewardship Director for the Ausable River Association, discusses the potential water quality impacts of recreational use in the High Peaks Wilderness Area.
October 30, 2019  |  by: Casey Marvell - Adirondack Council's Policy Fellow
5 Things You Need to Know | 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.
October 18, 2019  |  by: Lisa M. Genier - Adirondack Council Program Analyst
About the Common Loon
Loons. We all love them. We all get a thrill when we see a loon or hear their haunting cries. A bit of  research further expanded my appreciation for these creatures I have enjoyed my entire life. Here’s what I learned about this great symbol of wilderness.

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