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February 19, 2019
What's Next? Climate Change & The Adirondacks
On February 12, 2019, our Director of Government Relations Kevin Chlad delivered testimony at the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee Hearing on the Climate and Community Protection Act. Read on for some information from the presentation he provided. 
February 12, 2019
Adirondack Council Welcomes New Development Assistant Jess Kelley
Jess Kelley is the new Development Assistant at the Adirondack Council. Read on to learn more about Jess' background and love of the Adirondacks.
February 7, 2019  |  by: Guest author: Jordan Ross - Trout Power
Finding Native Trout Populations in the Adirondacks Through Genetic Research
During the Adirondack Council’s recent conference Acid Rain: Securing Our Gains, Finishing the Job, Jordan Ross of Trout Power won enthusiastic support from an audience of more than 50 scientists and environmental advocates as he recounted the group’s recent work documenting the recovery of native brook trout in Adirondack waters. 
February 5, 2019  |  by: Julia Champagne - Adirondack Council Clarence Petty Intern
The Adirondack Council and the State Legislature
With a new legislative session underway in Albany, the Adirondack Council Government Relations team is already very busy. While the bulk of the Council’s staff works in the Adirondacks at our main office in Elizabethtown, the Albany team works to ensure that the Adirondack issues we care about are on our legislators’ radar at the Capitol.
January 29, 2019  |  by: Lisa M. Genier - Adirondack Council Program Analyst
5 Things You Need to Know | January 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.
January 24, 2019  |  by: Casey Marvell - Adirondack Council Policy Fellow
Three Hidden Gems to Explore in the Adirondack Park this Winter
As temperatures drop and the snow continues to fall, remember that the Adirondack Park offers a wide variety of winter activities outside the most popular peaks for outdoor enthusiasts, adventure seekers and families alike. Before revisiting your favorite area, think about expanding your list of possible explorations and take full advantage of the six-million acres the Park has to offer. These three places are sure to enhance your appreciation of the full Adirondack winter experience.
January 17, 2019  |  by: John Sheehan - Adirondack Council Director of Communications
Adirondack Travel Summit Seeks to Support Diversity in the Park
With its rugged mountains and wild waterways, the Adirondacks have long been a tourism destination for those seeking to explore this grand landscape. From the Great Camps, to rugged lean-tos, rustic adventures have defined the Adirondack experience for generations. And while the story of tourism in the Adirondacks is one to celebrate, the realities around class and wealth and racial disparity are more complicated chapters that need more attention. So it was great to see the Adirondack Diversity Initiative(ADI) team up with the Travel Unity organization to bring their Annual Summit on Diversity in Tourism to the Adirondack villages of Lake Placid and Tupper Lake this past October.
January 15, 2019  |  by: Anthony Muccari - guest writer
Social Media in the Adirondacks | Guest Writer @NewYorkTrails
Photography has been a passion which has interested me from an early age. Most of my photos of nature have never been seen and were only meant for myself and my family. However, two years ago I decided to step out of my comfort zone and start a public Instagram account, NewYorkTrails.
January 11, 2019  |  by: Jackie Bowen - Adirondack Council Conservation Fellow
10 Adirondack Wildlife to Spot in the Winter
Wintertime is peaceful in the Adirondack Park. It is a bit quieter as you will see less people braving the trails covered in snow. Also, you are more likely to see some iconic Adirondack wildlife. When you're out and about in the Park, keep your eyes peeled for some of these winter loving Adirondack animals.
January 3, 2019
Welcome Julia Champagne - Adirondack Council's 2019 Clarence Petty Legislative Intern
The Adirondack Council is pleased to welcome Julia Champagne as our 2019 Clarence Petty Legislative Intern, who is working in our Albany office. Below is a blog that Julia wrote to introduce herself.

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