April 3, 2018  |  by: Willie Janeway – Adirondack Council Executive Director
Adirondack Council Members Petitioned Congress, Saved EPA’s Budget
The Adirondack Council expresses its deepest gratitude to thousands of its members and other supporters, who signed petitions, wrote emails, made phone calls or personally visited members of Congress, urging them to protect the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) budget this year.
March 26, 2018  |  by: Lisa M. Genier - Adirondack Council Program Analyst
Celebrating Women's History Month | Honoring Women in Conservation
In celebration of Women’s History Month, we honor women who devoted their lives to making our planet a better place. These amazing women helped drive the 20th century conservation movement, and blazed the trail for us (some literally), and we are grateful.
March 22, 2018  |  by: Dana Mancini - Adirondack Council Advocacy and Outreach Assistant
5 Things You Need to Know | March ADK Conservation News
Adirondack Conservation News is a collection of the most current events taking place in New York’s Adirondack Park. Read on to see the highlights for the month of March.
March 19, 2018  |  by: Jackie Bowen - Adirondack Council Conservation Fellow
An Adirondack Spruce Grouse Victory
If they could talk, the spruce grouse in the Adirondacks would say thank you! These endangered birds benefited when supporters wrote to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to object to a proposal that sought to open more than 12,000 acres to new public motorized recreation.
March 14, 2018  |  by: Jackie Bowen - Adirondack Council Conservation Fellow
The Adirondack Food Justice Summit - Looking toward the future
When sitting down to the dinner table, many of us don’t consider where our food came from, how the laborers were paid, or how our level of privilege determined what’s on our plate. In fact, I think many of us are guilty of giving little thought to our food system and the multiple-scales at which it operates (local, regional, national, and international). Thankfully, there are Adirondackers who do ask these questions, whom are deeply tapped into this issue, and seek to strengthen our regional system.
March 14, 2018  |  by: John Sheehan - Adirondack Council Director of Communications
Fate of Brook Trout Tied to (March 27) Federal Budget Deadline
Congress is poised to make deep cuts to federal programs that protect the Adirondack Park from acid rain. It is threatening the progress we have made in saving our 11,000 lakes and ponds, our 30,000 miles of brooks and streams – our loons, trout and wildlife -- from acid rain.
March 7, 2018  |  by: John Sheehan - Adirondack Council Director of Communications
Preliminary Ruling Good News for Adirondack Park
A ruling by the federal Surface Transportation Board in February was a significant step for the Adirondack Park, boosting the state’s ability to defend the Park’s wild character from a plan to store used oil tanker railroad cars here.
February 28, 2018  |  by: Kara DuPlessis - Guest contributor
Generations of Love for the Adirondacks | 4 Things You Can do to Help the ADKs
Read our guest writer Kara DuPlessis tell her story about her visits to the Adirondack Park, her connection to it and what compels her to return again and again.
February 26, 2018  |  by: Mary Godnick - Adirondack Council Marketing and Development Assistant
Women in Adirondack Conservation Advocacy & Policy Conference
On February 15, the Adirondack Research Consortium held its Women in Conservation Advocacy & Policy Conference at Paul Smith’s College. Read on to find out the many takeaways from women conservation leaders in the non-profit and government sectors who spoke about their experiences in the Adirondack conservation field.
February 22, 2018  |  by: Diane Fish - Adirondack Council Deputy Director
Winter is for Skiing | Postholing in the Adirondacks
Getting outside and enjoying the snow and crisp air is a highlight of being in the Adirondacks in the winter. For those who love to cross-country ski, the season in the Adirondacks is too short. We seize every opportunity to feel the skis gliding across the snow, experience the quiet of the woods, and take in the beauty of a snowy trail. That’s why encountering people walking in the ski trails – in the Wilderness and even at the groomed cross-country ski centers – is a point of aggravation. Read on to find out why.

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