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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.
September 17, 2018  |  by: Meg Desmond - Adirondack Council Clarence Petty Intern
Is the Endangered Species Act in Danger?  | Lessons to Learn from Red Wolves
In June, the US Fish and Wildlife Service proposed a rule that threatens the existence of red wolves. Although red wolves do not inhabit the Adirondack Park, we should be concerned about this. Why? Because this rule sets a dangerous precedent for the treatment of other endangered species, including those who call the Adirondacks their home like the Spruce Grouse, Short-Eared Owl, Peregrine Falcon, and Indiana Bat.
August 10, 2018  |  by: By: Kevin Chlad - Director of Government Relations
Advice for Aspiring Stargazers and the Impacts of Outdoor Lighting
When is the last time you saw an exceptional view of the stars in the sky? Last night? Last year? Can you even remember the last time you saw a truly magnificent night sky? Read our blog to find out how you can see spectacular views in the night sky.
July 11, 2018  |  by: Revée Needham - Colgate University Upstate Institute Summer Field School Fellow
Celebrating #PlasticFreeJuly |10 Simple Things You Can Do
Across the world, people from 150 nations have signed up to take part in Plastic Free July to tackle this issue. Are you ready to reduce plastic in your life?
July 3, 2018  |  by: Lisa M. Genier - Adirondack Council Program Analyst
10 Facts About Hummingbirds – And other interesting tidbits
I've always loved hummingbirds. They are interesting creatures and have many unique qualities. Some of these qualities are physical features, others are quirky behaviors. I bet you know a few of these, but others may surprise you. Read on to find learn about the world's tiniest bird.
April 3, 2018  |  by: Willie Janeway – Adirondack Council Executive Director
Adirondack Council Members Petitioned Congress, Saved EPA’s Budget
The Adirondack Council expresses its deepest gratitude to thousands of its members and other supporters, who signed petitions, wrote emails, made phone calls or personally visited members of Congress, urging them to protect the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) budget this year.
March 14, 2018  |  by: John Sheehan - Adirondack Council Director of Communications
Fate of Brook Trout Tied to (March 27) Federal Budget Deadline
Congress is poised to make deep cuts to federal programs that protect the Adirondack Park from acid rain. It is threatening the progress we have made in saving our 11,000 lakes and ponds, our 30,000 miles of brooks and streams – our loons, trout and wildlife -- from acid rain.
January 19, 2018  |  by: Lisa M. Genier - Adirondack Council Program Analyst
Attention Winter Adventurers |  The NYSDEC needs your help!
Wildlife biologists at the Department of Environmental Conservation are asking for the public’s help in their ongoing monitoring of black bear dens during the winter season. Learn some interesting facts about bears and how you can identify evidence of bear activity, territory and living quarters.
December 7, 2017  |  by: Mary Godnick - Marketing and Fund Development Assistant
Conservation Canines - Helping to Study Moose
While canines and wildlife are generally a bad mix, in the Adirondacks, a group of researchers is currently working with the Conservation Canine (CK9) program as part of a multi-year study on New York State moose populations. We recently had the opportunity to chat with Angela Fuller, the Unit Leader at the New York Cooperative Fish And Wildlife Research Unit at Cornell University, about the research and scat detection surveys they are conducting with Conservation Canines.
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.

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