Articles with keyword "overuse"

November 3, 2021  |  by: Justin Levine – Adirondack Council Communications and Outreach Assistant
5 Things You Need to Know | October 2021 ADK Conservation News
In this blog, you can read about the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative Caucus' visit to the Park, the Governor's appointment of John Ernst to chair the APA, and more.
June 30, 2021  |  by: Lisa M. Genier - Adirondack Council Program Analyst
5 Things You Need to Know | June 2021 ADK Conservation News
This month's blog focuses on Gypsy Moth caterpillars, good news on Forest Rangers and ECOs, and much more!
March 31, 2021  |  by: Alycia Bacon - Adirondack Council Clarence Petty Advocacy Intern
5 Things You Need to Know | March 2021 ADK Conservation News
Adirondack Conservation News is a collection of the 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.
March 16, 2021  |  by: Ryan Nerp - Adirondack Council Conservation Research Associate
State Overuse Advisory Group Recommends Wilderness Preservation
The state's High Peaks Wilderness Overuse Advisory Group (HPAG) released its final recommendations calling for immediate actions to manage overuse to preserve wilderness and protect public safety in the Adirondack High Peaks. These consensus recommendations are wide-ranging, covering topics from specific suggestions for education efforts already underway to long-ranging plans to build infrastructure, stakeholder engagement, and increase funding and staffing across the High Peaks.
October 1, 2020  |  by: Caroline Dodd - Adirondack Council’s Seasonal Research Associate
The Art of Slowing Down
Some hikers may pride themselves in “bagging” a certain number of peaks in a weekend. But it's good to slow down and take a little extra time to foster a deeper connection to and appreciation for the environment where you are hiking.
July 20, 2020  |  by: Mary Godnick - Adirondack Council Marketing and Communications Associate
How to Recreate Responsibly During COVID-19
There is no doubt that being able to get outside has been a key part in moving through the COVID-19 pandemic for many. Recreating in the outdoors is beneficial for our physical, mental and emotional well-being. Like our food, housing, criminal justice, and many other systems, the COVID-19 pandemic has shown the holes in our outdoor recreation and wildlands management systems.
June 18, 2020  |  by: Casey Marvell - Adirondack Council Policy Fellow
2020 Bond Act Supports Clean Water and Jobs | A Historic Opportunity for the Adirondack Park
In the 2020 New York State Budget, Governor Cuomo and the Legislature authorized sending the $3 billion Restore Mother Nature Bond Act to the polls in November, where it requires final approval by the voters. This is an extraordinary chance for the state to invest in Adirondack water, wildlife and wildlands, and create jobs that will support local communities and protect public health.
April 3, 2020  |  by: Casey Marvel - Adirondack Council Policy Fellow
Adirondack Wilderness & Communities Win in State Budget
Each year, the New York State budget is an opportunity for state leaders to renew their commitments to supporting Adirondack Park wilderness, wildlife and communities. Just like how aspects of our daily lives seem to be affected by this unprecedented global health pandemic., this year's budget process was also impacted. Despite overwhelming challenges, the Governor and the Legislature made it clear with the passage of this budget that the fight against climate change, wilderness preservation, clean water, and a vibrant Adirondack Park will remain a priority for New York State.
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.

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