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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

Update from the Summits: June 2018


Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewards were in training from Memorial Day weekend (5/25) through mid-June. New volunteers participated in training in early May and team stewarding through the end of June. Summit Steward training includes team stewarding with returning staff, Wilderness First Aid, Leave No Trace Trainer course, botany training READ MORE

Workshops and Special Events


WORKSHOPS May 1 & June 19, Trail Steward/Maintainer Workshop This workshop is intended to give trail maintainers an understanding of basic trail maintenance concepts and standards and is mandatory for aspiring ADK Trail Stewards. Topics that will be demonstrated and discussed are cleaning drainage, blowdown removal, side-cutting, and trail marking. READ MORE

The Soul of New York State is Singing


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Scientists: Adirondack High Peaks Tract Ecologically Important


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Monday, April 25, 2016 SCIENTISTS: ADIRONDACK HIGH PEAKS TRACT ECOLOGICALLY IMPORTANT ADVOCATES CALL FOR HIGHEST POSSIBLE LEVEL OF PROTECTION Waters, Forests, Wildlife Habitat are Sensitive, Unusual & Remote As Wilderness Would be Safe from Noise, Pollution, Invasive Species NORTH HUDSON, N.Y. – The state’s newest piece of READ MORE

Tell Governor Cuomo “Thank You” for Adding the Boreas Ponds Tract to the Adirondack Forest Preserve


Governor Cuomo recently finalized the purchase of the Boreas Ponds Tract and instantly added almost 21,000 acres of state land to the Adirondack Park. Boreas Ponds is located between the High Peaks Wilderness area and Dix Mountain Wilderness area and is best suited to be Wilderness too. You can help READ MORE

Wilderness Advocates Praise Governor’s Purchase of Boreas Ponds Tract


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, April 14, 2016 New 20,500-Acre Tract will be Excellent Addition to Adjoining High Peaks Wilderness; Is Last, Most Sensitive of Former Finch Paper Holdings Needing Protection NORTH HUDSON, N.Y. – An alliance of wilderness advocates today praised Gov. Andrew Cuomo for purchasing the 20,500-acre Boreas Ponds READ MORE