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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
April 25, 2019  |  by: Casey Marvell - Adirondack Council's Policy Fellow
5 Things You Need to Know | April 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.
March 29, 2019  |  by: By: Brittany Noxon - guest author
My Rescue Story | Why We Need to #AddNYSRangers
Brittany Noxon shares her story about having to be rescued off Sleeping Beauty mountain after severely injuring her ankle. In this blog, she shares her experience, what she's learned from it, and why we need more Forest Rangers.
February 22, 2019  |  by: Casey Marvell - Adirondack Council's Policy Fellow
5 Things You Need to Know | February ADK Conservation News
Adirondack Conservation News highlights both threats and opportunities concerning the Adirondack Park’s ecological integrity, wild character and community vibrancy.
December 11, 2018  |  by: Kevin Chlad - Adirondack Council Director of Government Relations
What the Adirondacks Can Hope for in 2019
Looking to 2019 with hope for an even brighter future for the Adirondack Park. Our Adirondack legacy is a product of our constant yearning to do more and do better every day for the next generation. We have so much work left to do, so please join the Adirondack Council in fighting to build upon that legacy. Here are just a few efforts that give me hope for 2019.
November 15, 2018  |  by: Guest Contributer - Scott van Laer - New York State Forest Ranger
Patrolling the Peaks | Why We Need More Forest Rangers & Staff in the Adirondack Park
New York State has done an incredible job adding more land to the Forest Preserve and conservation easements (private land, which rangers also patrol), but with the success we have had in promoting increased tourism in the Adirondacks we desperately need to rethink our staffing numbers for those who protect and manage these lands.
November 1, 2018  |  by: Mary Godnick - Adirondack Council Marketing and Fund Development Assistant
How we can #KeepItWild Together
We have a chance to create transformational change in how future generations experience the Adirondack Park. The current model isn't working. There are record numbers of rescue missions and not enough Forest Rangers and support staff. Over 130 miles of trails in the High Peaks Region alone need major work. Hundreds of hikers and paddlers are flooding the same small regions, while other areas of the Park go under utilized.
August 17, 2018  |  by: Meg Desmond - Adirondack Council Clarence Petty Intern
Why I’m Part of the Problem Too | Personal Goals vs. Stewardship Responsibility
Every year, millions of people are drawn to the outdoors for a multitude of reasons. Everyone has their own motivation and for many, a large part of it is the physical challenge that the outdoors provide. But our Clarence Petty Intern Meg Desmond reminds us to make stewardship our most important backcountry goals
August 8, 2018  |  by: Mary Godnick - Adirondack Council Marketing and Fund Development Assistant
Leave No Trace | Social Media and the Adirondacks
Earlier this summer, the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics (LNT) published a set of principles for social media. It stated  that what we share on social media has an impact on certain locations and it is a force that can be used for good or bad. It encourages users to use the new set of guidelines to critically look at what we are all sharing into the digital world, with protection of the resource as a priority.
May 23, 2018  |  by: Dana Mancini - Adirondack Council Advocacy and Outreach Assistant
5 Things You Need to Know | May ADK Conservation News
Adirondack Conservation News is a collection of the most current events taking place in New York’s Adirondack Park. It aims to highlight both threats and opportunities concerning the Park’s ecological integrity, wild character and community vibrancy. Here's May's edition.

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