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February 12, 2020  |  by: Audrey Hyson - Guest Author
Birds in Black | About Crows and Ravens
In our blog, guest author and long-time supporter of the Adirondack Council Audrey Hyson describes the interesting behavior of members of the crow family.
February 4, 2020  |  by: Charlotte Staats - Adirondack Council's Clarence Petty Advocacy Intern
Lessons from the Trail |Part 1
“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.
January 29, 2020  |  by: Charlotte Staats - Adirondack Council's Clarence Petty Advocacy Intern
5 Things You Need to Know | January 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 concerning the Park’s ecological integrity, wild character and community vibrancy.
January 21, 2020  |  by: Casey Marvell - Adirondack Council's Policy Fellow
How Road Salt is Impacting Our Adirondack Waters
The excessive application of road salt on state roadways in the Adirondack Park is contaminating our surface waters and drinking wells. And it’s happening at an alarming rate. Without updating our road management practices in the Adirondacks, road salt pollution will continue to jeopardize safe drinking water for years to come.
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.

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