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June 7, 2016  |  by: John F. Sheehan - Adirondack Council Director of Communications
Adirondack Energy Economy Conference Slated for State University of NY Polytechnic Institute
On June 14,, the 2016 Clean Energy Economy Conference is being held at the SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica. The two-day conference is the third held at the new college by members of the North Country and Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Councils.
June 1, 2016  |  by: Diane Fish - Adirondack Council Deputy Director
Boreas Acquisition Latest Step Towards Wilderness Protection
Governor Andrew Cuomo traveled to the Adirondacks on May 10 to celebrate the state's recent acquisition from the Adirondack Nature Conservancy of the Boreas Ponds tract. The Adirondack Council has been preparing for this announcement knowing that it would present a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand the High Peaks Wilderness Area and create 280,000 acres of contiguous Wilderness in the heart of the Adirondacks.
May 23, 2016  |  by: John Sheehan, Adirondack Council Communications Director
Study Showing that Wilderness Helps Adirondack Economy Will be Presented Thursday to Adirondack Research Consortium
Wilderness is what sets the Adirondack Park apart from all other protected forests in the Northeast. But does wilderness preservation harm economic growth? Do people shy away from buying homes and businesses inside the Adirondack Park? How about near Wilderness Areas? According to a recent study by Clarkson University, the answer is: No!
May 16, 2016  |  by: Joe Martens - Senior Fellow at the Open Space Institute
How the Deal Was Done
The is an account of how New York State purchased the Essex Chain Lakes parcel by Joe Martens who was the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation at the time.
April 27, 2016  |  by: John F. Sheehan - Adirondack Council Communications Director
Expanded ATV Riding Raises Big Concerns
ATVs are a persistent problem in the "forever wild" Adirondack Forest Preserve, where they can cause severe damage to trails and off-trail areas. The Adirondack Council supports a general ban on ATV riding in the Forest Preserve, but also supports the establishment of legal riding areas on private lands and on lands where the state has purchased recreation rights.
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.

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