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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.
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.

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