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April 18, 2016  |  by: Kevin Chlad - Adirondack Council - Director of Government Relations
An Adirondack Park Agency Poised to Change
We are at a tipping point in the Adirondack Park. Both threats and opportunities seem greater than ever, with excitement swirling over the state acquisition of the Boreas Ponds tract and recent concerns expressed by Adirondack Park Agency (APA) board member Dick Booth about the trajectory of the agency.
April 11, 2016  |  by: Ray Johnson - guest author - founder and director of the Institute of Climate Studies
In Climate Science
Read Ray Johnson's blog on climate change and how, in this past February, we set a record. But it wasn't for anything good.
April 4, 2016  |  by: Dan Wolk - guest author
The General Store, Part 3: Let Me Out of Here! and Part 4 - Eulogy for a General Store.
Please enjoy Parts 3 and 4 of one of Dan Wolk's stories from his blog "Tales of Finding - Wit and Wisdom from Brant Lake," in which he talks about the general store and the impact it had on the community and the people who shopped and gathered there.
March 29, 2016  |  by: Dan Wolk - Guest Author
In the Beginning, There Was the General Store (Genesis Chapter 1)
Please enjoy one of Dan Wolk's stories from his blog "Tales of Finding - Wit and Wisdom from Brant Lake," in which he talks about the general store and the impact it had on the community and the people who shopped and gathered there.
March 21, 2016  |  by: John F. Sheehan - Adirondack Council Communications Director
Adirondack Research Forum Offers Fascinating View of Current Science - Part 2
I participated in the 2016 Adirondack Research Forum at the Adirondack League Club in early March. This is the second in a two-part series on the studies I learned about at this forum. Such studies help us convince policymakers to create science-based policies to better protect Adirondack wilderness, waters, wildlife and communities from acid rain, and climate change.
March 14, 2016  |  by: John F. Sheehan - Adirondack Council Communications Director
Adirondack Research Forum Offers Fascinating View of Current Science - Part 1
I had the privilege of participating in the 2016 Adirondack Research Forum at the Adirondack League Club in early March. Scientists came from as far away as Oregon and Ohio to explain their work. Studies like these help us convince policymakers to create science-based policies to better protect Adirondack wilderness, waters, wildlife and communities from acid rain, and climate change.
March 8, 2016  |  by: Kevin Chlad - Director of Government Relations
Solutions for Invasive Species Continue to Flow in the Adirondacks
We would all probably agree that the lifeblood of the Adirondack Park is its clean water. Unfortunately, clean water in the Adirondacks is currently facing a very serious threat that will challenge its very fabric: invasive species. Thankfully, a coordinated effort focused on policy and funding is underway to prevent the spread of invasives and protect clean water.
February 29, 2016  |  by: Rocci Aguirre - Adirondack Council Conservation Director
The Adirondack's Great South Woods and the Intricacies of Complex Planning
New York's Department of Environmental Conservation and SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry have been conducting a complex public outreach and planning effort focused on enhancing recreational opportunities in the two-million acres of the Adirondack Park known as the Great South Woods.
February 22, 2016  |  by: Lisa M. Genier - Adirondack Council Program Analyst
Help Us Convince the Legislature to Support Record Adirondack Funding
Governor Cuomo's proposed 2016-17 budget provides record funding for the environment and the Adirondack Park's wildlife, wilderness and communities. Help us convince the legislature to support this Adirondack funding in the final state budget!
February 9, 2016  |  by: Lisa M. Genier - Adirondack Council Program Analyst
Welcome Dana Mancini as the Council's Newest Clarence Petty Intern
The Adirondack Council is happy to welcome a new addition to our hard working and dedicated staff team. Dana Mancini began work in early December as one of the Adirondack Council's Clarence Petty Interns. Dana will be working in our Albany Office during the upcoming legislative session.

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