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ADK applauds DEC Campaign ”Love Our NY Lands”


NYS DEC May 19, 2021 – Albany, NY – Yesterday the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) presented their new educational campaign that is designed to meet the growing number of visitors on state-owned and managed lands throughout New York. The "Love Our NY Lands" campaign encourages the practice of responsible READ MORE

ADK Applauds Emphasis on Education, Stewardship, and Data Collection in Recommendations Released by High Peaks Strategic Planning Advisory Group


Michael Barrett Executive Director 518-449-3870 (work) 573-355-6030 (cell) michael@adk.org Lake Placid, NY– June 22, 2020 – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has released a list of short-term recommendations (pdf link) compiled by the High Peaks Strategic Planning Advisory Group (HPAG) for managing high recreational use in the READ MORE

Alpine Stewardship Gathering Returns to the Adirondacks


September 18th, 2019 Ten years ago, the Adirondacks hosted the Northeastern Alpine Stewardship Gathering for the first time. Since then visitor usage has increased in the High Peaks region, where all of the Park’s alpine ecosystems can be found. In this time of high use, stewardship has been instrumental in READ MORE

ADK to Host Leave No Trace Hot Spot in Eastern High Peaks Wilderness this August


April 29, 2019 (Lake Placid, NY) The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and its Subaru Traveling Trainer team are partnering with ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club), the New York State Department of Conservation (DEC), and other regional organizations to host community programs and education activities from August 7 to READ MORE

Changes to High Peaks Regulations, Zoning Delayed


In 2018, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released an amendment to the Unit Management Plan (pdf link) for the High Peaks Wilderness Complex. This document, which addresses a broad range of topics from biodiversity to recreation regulations, represents a series of actions that the DEC will READ MORE

Stewardship Grant Furthers ADK High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program


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

ADK and Adirondack 46ers Work Together to Address High Use in the High Peaks Wilderness


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Neil Woodworth, ADK Executive Director, 518-669-0128 Wes Lampman, ADK Chief Operating Officer, 518-523-3480 Julia Goren, ADK Education Director, 518-523-3480 Photo by Seth Jones   Lake George, NY —  June 13, 2018 – ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) and the Adirondack 46ers (46ers) have come together to READ MORE

Responsible Hiking During Mud Season


It’s always surprising when I’m hiking along a trail and step into what I thought was a shallow mud puddle, only to suddenly let out a whoop of shock as mucky water swamps up above my ankles and goes into my boots. To some, the feeling of wet, mucky boots READ MORE

Working for Wilderness


“If there’s an opportunity to make money, you make money,” said Iowa Pacific President Ed Ellis, explaining his company’s decision to store up to two thousand used rail cars on the Adirondack Park’s dormant Tahawus Line. Ellis’s callous words were quoted in the New York Times article, “Empty Rail Cars READ MORE

How the Summit Stewards Came to Be Award Winners


By Catherine Forbes Last year, 2016, was a year of peaks and steep climbs for the award-winning Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program. The stewards, a team of five professionals and twenty volunteers led by ADK’s Summit Steward Coordinator Kayla White and Education Director Julia Goren faced a tremendous hurdle when READ MORE