November 14th, 2019
By Kayla White, Summit Steward Coordinator
This year, we celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program, a partnership between the Adirondack Mountain Club, The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. Summit stewards protect New York’s alpine ecosystem through education, trail maintenance and research. We had the opportunity to host two major events this year, the 2019 Northeastern Alpine Stewardship Gathering and the Leave No Trace Hot Spot, helping us celebrate our accomplishments over the last 30 years. Summit stewards educated 39,939 hikers this year, a new record for the program, making our total contacts since the start of the program 556,879.