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April 15, 2019  |  by: Lisa M. Genier – Program Analyst – Adirondack Council
ATVs in the Adirondacks | Why We Need #ATVreformNow
Spring is optimistic; an opportunity to reconnect with nature as trees return from dormancy, waters flow with vigor, and wildlife return to their warm weather habits. Some refer to this time as “mud season,” and hikers are urged to travel lightly and avoid sensitive places until the ground dry out. For recreational all-terrain vehicle (ATV) operators, this is also a time to prepare their machines for the year and start riding. Unfortunately, there are some who misuse their ATVs on our “Forever Wild” Forest Preserve and other state lands, with detrimental impacts.
April 5, 2019  |  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.
March 29, 2019  |  by: By: Brittany Noxon - guest author
My Rescue Story | Why We Need to #AddNYSRangers
Brittany Noxon shares her story about having to be rescued off Sleeping Beauty mountain after severely injuring her ankle. In this blog, she shares her experience, what she's learned from it, and why we need more Forest Rangers.
March 20, 2019  |  by: Casey Marvell - Adirondack Council Policy Fellow
5 Things You Need to Know | March 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 Conservation News aims to highlight both threats and opportunities concerning the Park’s ecological integrity, wild character and community vibrancy.
March 14, 2019  |  by: John Sheehan - Adirondack Council Director of Communications
A New Standard for Air Pollution Needed
Even though New York is moving closer to a renewable energy future, the smoke-belching, coal-fired power plants of the Midwest continue to cause smog, soot and acid rain here in New York. Read John Sheehan's blog on a why we need a new standard for air pollution.
March 11, 2019  |  by: Casey Marvell - Adirondack Council's Policy Fellow
Adirondack Park Agency Poised for Change
Adirondack Park enthusiasts are used to experiencing a Park that undergoes frequent changes, whether it be the seasons or natural events like falling trees and beaver damming. But the most notable changes coming to the Park may actually be at the Adirondack Park Agency. Read on to find out why.
March 7, 2019  |  by: Mary Godnick - Adirondack Council Marketing and Development Assistant
4 Things You Can Do| Food Justice in the Adirondacks
This past Thursday, February 28, the North Country Food Justice Working Group hosted the second annual Food Justice Summit at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake. The focus of the summit was action- how can we leverage the movements that are already happening in our food system by joining forces to create a sovereign regional food system that serves all north country residents.
March 6, 2019  |  by: Guest author - Kelsey Semrod
Hiking the AT back to the ADK | Interview with Kelsey Semrod
Kelsey Semrod grew up visiting the Old Forge region.  Her summers spent surrounded by Adirondack wilderness inspired her to pursue a career in environmental science. Kelsey is setting off to hike the  Appalachian Trail (AT) to explore more of the U.S. great wilderness this year. We caught up with Kelsey before her trip to learn more about what is inspiring this fun journey from the AT back to the ADK.
February 22, 2019  |  by: Casey Marvell - Adirondack Council's Policy Fellow
5 Things You Need to Know | February ADK Conservation News
Adirondack Conservation News highlights both threats and opportunities concerning the Adirondack Park’s ecological integrity, wild character and community vibrancy.
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. 

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