December 22, 2016  |  by: The staff of the Adirondack Council
Happy Holidays from the Adirondack Council: Reflecting on 2016
The Adirondacks are covered in a beautiful blanket of fresh snow. The weather outside is cold and blustery. As you walk though the woods, you may notice the distinct scent of balsam, or hear a bird quietly flutter by. The Adirondacks sure are a beautiful place this time of year. It's peaceful and quiet outdoors, yet communities are bustling with holiday shoppers and skiers.
December 19, 2016  |  by: Kevin Chlad - Adirondack Council Director of Government Relations
"Lingchi" or "death by a thousand cuts" was once a gruesome act that now stands as a metaphor, encouraging all of us to be wise in considering cumulative impacts of any given activity. Our public lands, roads and health continue to play host to a litany of "tiny cuts" that when viewed as a whole paint a very clear picture that shows why we must enact broad reforms to ATV legislation in this legislative session.
December 13, 2016  |  by: Mary Godnick - Adirondack Council's Marketing and Development Assistant
Adirondack Park Agency Concludes Public Hearings on Boreas Ponds Land Classification
Hundreds of people from across New York State turned out at hearings hosted by the Adirondack Park Agency in November and December to express their opinions on how the state should classify the Boreas Ponds tract. We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone that has taken the time to write and speak up for Wilderness!
November 28, 2016  |  by: Mary Godnick - Marketing and Fund Development Assistant
Eleven Ways to Help the Adirondacks this Giving Tuesday!
This time of year, it's hard to see past the madness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions. It seems like many people are focused on getting their holiday shopping done before December even begins. Enter, Giving Tuesday. A "holiday" created in 2012 to use social media and collaboration to kick off year-end giving for non-profit and charitable organizations.
November 17, 2016  |  by: By Emily Liebelt, Adirondack Council Clarence Petty Intern
Local Action Needed for Resilient Farms
Adirondack farms give a wide range of benefits to the communities they belong to and to the environment that surrounds us all...and it must continue. Adirondack farms are thriving, but their success is hard-won in a region with many challenges, such as severe weather, dwindling local economies and rocky, acidic soils.
November 8, 2016  |  by: John F. Sheehan - Adirondack Council Director of Communications
Camp Fowler Lights Way to Brighter Future in Speculator
Camp Fowler, on the shores of Sacandaga Lake near Speculator, teaches kids more than how to make s'mores. Camp Director Kent Busman and his staff are completing an environmental transformation that will teach the campers about living sustainably, conserving energy and saving money.
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.

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