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November 1, 2016  |  by: Guest contributor - John Davis
We Shouldn't Hunt Moose
The people of New York were right to welcome moose back, and we are right to continue protecting them. State officials should not now, or anytime soon, open a hunting season on moose.
October 26, 2016  |  by: Mary Godnick - Adirondack Council's Marketing and Development Assistant
Interview with Amber & Ariel: Adirondack High Peaks 46'ers
Earlier this year, Amber Pitcher of Berne, NY entered the Adirondack Council Forever Wild photo contest. Now, Amber and Ariel, her rescue husky-golden retriever-Labrador mix, are both proud members of the Adirondack 46'ers and Catskill 3500's. We talk with Amber about what inspired her to get on the trails with Ariel.
October 11, 2016  |  by: John F. Sheehan - Adirondack Council Director of Communications
Clean Power Plan Oral Arguments Provide Reasons for Optimism
There are reasons to be optimistic about the survival of the federal Clean Power Plan, following the oral arguments heard by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in late September.
September 30, 2016  |  by: Mary Godnick - Marketing and Development Assistant
Will This Summer's Drought Impact Adirondack Fall Foliage?
This summer along with the rest of the Northeast, the Adirondack Park has experienced a record-breaking dry season. Rivers, lakes and streams were unusually low, and farms and gardens required extra sources of water. With precipitation below average, many of us are wondering what will this do to our usually vibrant fall foliage? In short, it could go either way.
September 26, 2016  |  by: Emily Liebelt - Clarence Petty Intern
Millions Are Ready For Wilderness
The Adirondack Council, on behalf of the BeWildNY Coalition, just released a video advertising campaign urging New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo to protect over 30,000 acres of new public land as motor-free wilderness. The video, narrated by acclaimed actress and environmentalist Sigourney Weaver, displays the magnificence of the recently purchased Boreas Ponds tract of public land.
September 23, 2016  |  by: Emily Liebelt, Clarence Petty Intern
Adirondack Farm Tackles Climate Challenges with Home-Grown Solutions.
In this season of drought, Echo Farm and Farmstead Catering in Essex seems to have solved the problem of providing their organic, pasture-raised hogs and chickens with plenty of fresh water with their solar powered pump and gravity fed watering system.
September 15, 2016  |  by: By: Jeff Bronheim - former Adirondack Council board member
Warmer and Warmer
Read about the changes that have occurred in the waters of Raquette Lake as told by someone who grew up there during the summers.
September 7, 2016  |  by: By: William C. Janeway, Executive Director
State of the Park 2016: 'Ready for Wilderness'
The globally unique Adirondack Park is ready for new wilderness, according to the Adirondack Council's State of the Park report for 2016. The report concludes that the Adirondacks are ready for the largest expansion of motor-free wilderness in a generation. National media have been focusing attention on the upcoming Presidential election and on the hottest summer on record. But there is another story of national importance unfolding in the Adirondacks right now.
September 1, 2016  |  by: By: Emily Liebelt - Adirondack Council Clarence Petty Intern
Resilient Farms, Resilient Communities: How agriculture can help the Adirondacks respond to climate change
On the evening of August 29, Emily Liebelt, the Council's Clarence Petty Intern, had the pleasure of attending Essex Farm Institute's (EFI) first ever Public Forum at the Whallonsburgh Grange. People of all ages filed into the historic building to listen to keynote speaker Anthony Flaccavento, President of SCALE (Sequestering Carbon, Accelerating Local Economies).
August 29, 2016  |  by: Dave Gibson, Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve
Mt. Van Hoevenberg and the Forest Preserve
It can be an arcane field, the Forest Preserve. Article XIV, Section 1 of the State Constitution, the "forever wild" clause, is comprised of 54 words which appear clear enough. Its authors in 1894 thought it should slam the door on those late 19th century abuses of the preserve. However, it's not so. Read David Gibson's explanation.

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