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July 9, 2019  |  by: Julia Goren - Adirondack Council Director of the Vision Project
Life in the Alpine Zone | Long-Term Monitoring in the Adirondack Park
Long-term monitoring is one of the most critical components of accurately assessing the health of an ecosystem. The Counci'ls Julia Goren and some other staff people spent the day on Wright Peak conducting some long-term monitoring of alpine plants.
July 1, 2019  |  by: John Sheehan - Adirondack Council Director of Communications
2019 NYS Legislative Session | An Adirondack Review
When the 2019 NYS Legislative Session ended on the morning of June 21, there were some clear statewide victories to celebrate for clean air, clean water and public health in the form of sweeping new laws that position New York as the global leader on climate change and provide grants for communities seeking to rebuild failing wastewater and drinking water infrastructure.
July 1, 2019  |  by: Emily Schwartz- - Adirondack Council Clarance Petty Intern
Building an Outdoor Ethic | Learning Leave No Trace
On June 13, the Adirondack Council staff spent a day at the Adirondak Loj immersing ourselves in everything Leave No Trace. Our work in advocating for state land stewardship goes hand in hand with the principles of Leave No Trace Outdoor Skills and Ethics, as they provide information on how to responsibly use and protect the natural environment through sustainable practices. Year-round the Council works to protect the water, forests, and mountains within the Adirondack's. With a stronger understanding of Leave No Trace, we can better advocate for the Adirondacks.  
June 25, 2019  |  by: Casey Marvell - Adirondack Council's Policy Fellow
5 Things You Need to Know | June 2019 ADK Conservation News
Adirondack Conservation News is a collection of the most current events taking place in New York’s Adirondack Park, a unique national treasure and legacy we inherited over 100 years ago, that we have to protect for future generations. Adirondack Conservation News aims to highlight both threats and opportunities concerning the Park’s ecological integrity, wild character and community vibrancy.
June 20, 2019  |  by: Nick LaScala- Clarance Petty Intern
Meet Our 2019 Interns | Training the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders
This year we are pleased to be expanding our program to have five interns and we look forward to their enthusiasm and fresh perspective on the challenges facing the Adirondack Park.Through the Clarence Petty Internship Program, the Adirondack Council is committed to offering interns an experience that will prepare them for employment in an environmental non-profit, government agency, or related field by working alongside professionals at a nationally recognized conservation organization.
June 10, 2019  |  by: Julia Champagne - Adirondack Council Clarence Petty Intern
What's Next for the Adirondacks? | The 2019 New York State Legislative Session
The 2019 New York State Legislative Session is rapidly coming to a close, and the Capitol is buzzing with activity. This is a time when legislators are pushing to get bills passed before the scheduled end of the legislative session on June 19th. It’s also an important time to remember what a treasure the Adirondack Park is and consider how it could be better protected through legislation. Here are some top priority issues the Adirondack Council is working hard  on, with partners, in the home stretch:
May 23, 2019  |  by: Casey Marvell - Adirondack Council's Policy Fellow
5 Things You Need to Know | May 2019 ADK Conservation News
Adirondack Conservation News is a collection of the most current events taking place in New York’s Adirondack Park, a unique national treasure and legacy we inherited over 100 years ago, that we have to protect for future generations. Adirondack Conservation News aims to highlight both threats and opportunities concerning the Park’s ecological integrity, wild character and community vibrancy.
May 14, 2019  |  by: Adirondack Council staff
Overuse Degrades Adirondack High Peaks Trails | Redesigning and Rebuilding Trails Can Help Solve Problem
The world-class Adirondack Park is experiencing overuse at many locations during busy weekends in the High Peaks region and across the Park. An analysis finds unaddressed overuse is causing harm to natural resources, putting visitors at risk, and threatening the quality of the wilderness so central to the Adirondack experience
May 9, 2019  |  by: Julia Champagne - Adirondack Council Clarence Petty Intern
Stopping the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species: Mandatory Boat Washing in the Adirondacks
Have you ever noticed waters overgrown with weeds, fisheries that are no longer as vigorous as they used to be, or rocks and structures covered with mussels? If so, you might have been looking at an aquatic invasive species (AIS) infestation, and you have probably experienced the harmful effects these infestations have on our Adirondack waters. As good stewards of the environment, we can prevent the spread of AIS with boat washing.
April 29, 2019  |  by: Mary Godnick - Adirondack Council Marketing and Communications Associate
Adirondacks & My Art | Interview with Artist Anne Diggory  
Anne Diggory has been creating art inspired by the Adirondacks for over 40 years. Her art has changed over time, and now recently, she has started to incorporate more human elements into her mixed media pieces of art. Anne's artwork is now featured at the Albany Institute of History and Art in an exhibition titled "All in a Day's Work." through August 18. She is also leading an art history boat cruise on Lake George on June 24, stopping at specific sites that have been painted by historic Hudson River School artists, as well as Anne herself. We chatted with Anne about her artwork, her connection to the Adirondacks, and how these Forever Wild lands have inspired her artwork over the years. 

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