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Stewardship Grant Furthers ADK High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program

2018-07-30T16:58:20-04:00

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Julia Goren Education Director 518-523-3480, ext. 19 summit@adk.org Lake Placid, NY — July 23, 2018 – ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) is pleased to be the recipient of a 2018 REI Foundation Stewardship Grant for the Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program. The Summit Steward Program, a partnership READ MORE

Alpine Spring

2021-04-13T09:46:15-04:00

Alpine plants are the sprinters of the plant world. In the Adirondacks, they have about sixty frost-free days a year in which to bloom and store energy before winter returns. Once the snow and ice start to melt in May, alpine plants begin photosynthesizing immediately. Another adaptation is that alpine READ MORE

How Winter Shapes the Alpine Zone

2021-02-01T09:06:58-05:00

New York’s alpine zone is a dangerous, gripping, and magnificent place. Above this treeless landscape you are exposed to the elements: ripping wind, slippery ice, and snow that could come up to your boots in one section of trail and up to your waist in another. It is also home READ MORE

Imperiled Alpine Plants: Boott’s rattlesnake-root

2021-01-26T08:58:03-05:00

The New York Natural Heritage Program has identified highly imperiled plants across New York State, including several found in the Adirondack High Peaks region. ADK’s summit stewards help protect twenty-seven imperiled and highly imperiled plant species. Over the next few weeks, we will introduce you to five plant species at READ MORE

Busy Season for Summit Stewards

2019-09-09T12:31:16-04:00

Summit Stewards have been in the news lately for the hard work they did over Labor Day weekend. If you missed the stories find them listed below. After a busy weekend Summit Stewards usually have little voice left. They don’t complain because they know the plants under our collective watch READ MORE

Imperiled Alpine Plants: Dwarf Willow

2021-01-26T08:58:03-05:00

The New York Natural Heritage Program has identified highly imperiled plants across New York State, including several found in the Adirondack High Peaks region. ADK’s summit stewards help protect twenty-seven imperiled and highly imperiled plant species. Over the next few weeks, we will introduce you to five plant species at READ MORE

Imperiled Alpine Plants: Fernald’s bluegrass

2021-01-26T08:58:03-05:00

The New York Natural Heritage Program has identified highly imperiled plants across New York State, including several found in the Adirondack High Peaks region. ADK’s summit stewards help protect twenty-seven imperiled and highly imperiled plant species. Over the next few weeks, we will introduce you to five plant species at READ MORE

Imperiled Alpine Plants: Alpine Azalea

2021-01-26T08:58:04-05:00

The New York Natural Heritage Program has identified highly imperiled plants across New York State, including several found in the Adirondack High Peaks region. ADK’s summit stewards help protect twenty-seven imperiled and highly imperiled plant species. Over the next few weeks, we will introduce you to five plant species at READ MORE

Imperiled Alpine Plants: Lapland Rosebay

2021-01-26T08:58:04-05:00

Lapland Rosebay by Brendan Wiltse The New York Natural Heritage Program has identified highly imperiled plants across New York State, including several found in the Adirondack High Peaks region. ADK’s summit stewards help protect twenty-seven imperiled and highly imperiled plant species. Over the next few weeks, we will READ MORE