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Monitoring Alpine Plants in the High Peaks


New York State’s rarest ecosystem co-exists with some of the greatest recreational opportunities in the state atop the Adirondack High Peaks. These peaks have been experiencing a dramatic increase in the numbers of hikers over the past seven years. Adirondack High Peaks summit stewards have been educating hikers about the alpine READ MORE

Summit Stewardship Program Milestone: Half a Million Hikers Educated on High Peaks


This summer, the Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program reached a new milestone, educating half a million hikers on New York’s tallest mountains in its 29 year history.  The Summit Stewardship Program is a partnership of ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club), the Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, and the New READ MORE

The Mountaineer Supports Summit Stewardship atop High Peaks through Patagonia grant


Kayla White, ADK Summit Steward Coordinator, 518-523-3480 Vinny McClelland, The Mountaineer, 518-576-2281 Julia Goren, ADK Education Director, 518-523-3480   Keene Valley, NY – The Mountaineer, an iconic local outfitter, recently partnered with Patagonia to support educational and research efforts this summer atop the highest peaks through a grant to the READ MORE

Adirondack Archangels: Adirondack High Peaks Essay Collection Released


After more than a quarter-century of protecting New York State’s alpine zone, the acclaimed Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program is being recognized once again owing to a new publication. Adirondack Archangels: Guardians of the High Peaks, published by the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK), is a newly released collection of READ MORE

First Grant from #507 Fund


Photo by Seth Jones ADK is excited to have received the first grant from the #507 Fund to support the Summit Stewardship Program. The #507 Fund, held at the Adirondack Foundation, was opened in memory of Dr. Edwin Ketchledge to continue his work to protect alpine plants in the READ MORE