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June 12, 2017  |  by: Kevin Chlad - Adirondack Council Director of Government Relations
Why All-Terrain Vehicles and Wildlife Do Not Mix
Now that the snow has thawed and the air has warmed, for some it is time for hiking, canoeing, mountain biking, fishing. For others, it is time to ride their all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). As riders tune up their machines for the year, get gas and buy last minute supplies before leaving for their destination, it is worth considering other costs associated with this activity for which others foot the bill.
February 7, 2017  |  by: Jackie Bowen - Adirondack Council Conservation Fellow
Ten Adirondack Wildlife to Spot in the Winter
Wintertime is peaceful in the Adirondack Park. It is a bit quieter as you will see less people braving the trails covered in snow. Also, you are more likely to see some iconic Adirondack wildlife. When you're out and about in the Park, keep your eyes peeled for some of these winter loving Adirondack animals.
December 27, 2016  |  by: Lisa M. Genier - Adirondack Council Program Analyst
One Last Chance to Speak Up for Wilderness...Before it's too late
As we enjoy the holiday season, reflect on the year that has passed and look forward to the next, will you do one more thing for the Adirondacks? There's still time to send a letter to the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) and tell them that you want motor-free Wilderness for the Boreas Ponds. The APA will accept your comments until Friday, December 30.
December 19, 2016  |  by: Kevin Chlad - Adirondack Council Director of Government Relations
"Lingchi" or "death by a thousand cuts" was once a gruesome act that now stands as a metaphor, encouraging all of us to be wise in considering cumulative impacts of any given activity. Our public lands, roads and health continue to play host to a litany of "tiny cuts" that when viewed as a whole paint a very clear picture that shows why we must enact broad reforms to ATV legislation in this legislative session.
Please contact policymakers today
April 15, 2014
Defend Your Forest Preserve from the Impacts of ATVs!
You can help stop the state from expanding motorized recreation on the protected public lands of the Adirondack Forest Preserve. Policymakers in the state legislature need to hear from you about the damage that ATVs can do to the Forest Preserve.
The Council says education has to be at the forefront of the plan.
April 14, 2014  |  by: Lisa M Genier
DEC Proposes Expanding Black Bear Hunting
The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has plans to expand the hunting of black bear across New York State in order to prevent conflicts with people. People need to be educated on how to avoid attracting bears.

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