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Monitoring Alpine Plants in the High Peaks

2021-01-26T08:57:47-05:00

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

2018-09-05T19:03:22-04:00

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

ADKhighpeaks Foundation Supports Summit Steward Program

2021-01-26T08:58:23-05:00

It takes a lot of feet to protect alpine plants on our summits. There are the feet of the Summit Stewards, calloused and sore, climbing up and down the peaks every day. (Every day! Fun fact: 2014 stewards Jen Maguder, Drew McDonald, Tyra Olstad, Devon Reynolds, and Kayla White will individually climb Marcy READ MORE