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March 24, 2020  |  by: Charlotte Staats - Adirondack Council's Clarence Petty Advocacy Intern
Lessons from the Trail | Part 3
“Lessons from the Trail” is a blog series that discusses what the author, Charlotte Staats, has learned from living and working in the Adirondack Park. Charlotte Staats lives and recreates in the Adirondacks, and spent five seasons working on a backcountry trail crew that specializes in working in wilderness areas. The blog series will discuss her experience on trail crew, what she learned while working in backcountry settings, and the challenges she has seen facing the Adirondacks.
December 18, 2019  |  by: Casey Marvell - Adirondack Council's Policy Fellow
Top Adirondack Conservation Accomplishments of 2019
In 2019, there were many successes that helped reaffirm the status of the Adirondack Park as a national treasure including the creation of a task force to help address overuse in the High Peaks Wilderness Area and the strongest climate law in the country. It has been a critical year in Adirondack conservation.
November 5, 2019  |  by: Guest Author, Brendan Wiltse - Science & Stewardship Director for the Ausable River Association
What's in Our Backcountry Waters?
Guest Author, Brendan Wiltse Science & Stewardship Director for the Ausable River Association, discusses the potential water quality impacts of recreational use in the High Peaks Wilderness Area.
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.

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