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ADK applauds DEC Campaign ”Love Our NY Lands”

2021-05-21T14:40:44-04:00

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

Adirondack 46ers Support Crucial High Peaks Stewardship Programs

2020-11-16T10:21:20-05:00

Lake Placid, NY – November 16, 2020 – After another busy year in the High Peaks Wilderness, the Adirondack 46ers have doubled down on their dedication to supporting critical stewardship programs in the High Peaks Wilderness. Last week they announced a $41,000 commitment to ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club’s) professional trail crew. READ MORE

ADK Trailhead Stewards Reached Thousands of Hikers in 2020

2021-01-26T08:57:31-05:00

ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club) Trailhead Stewardship Program (ADK TSP) has finished its fourth season of education at the Heart Lake Program Center. Normally running from Memorial Day Weekend through Columbus Day Weekend, the program saw a delayed start in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. After New York State came READ MORE

Leave No Trace Center Releases Final Report for Building Wildland Stewardship in the Adirondack Park

2021-01-26T08:57:32-05:00

Benjamin Brosseau Director of Communications 518-523-3441, ext. 114 (work) 518-217-8072 (cell) ben@adk.org Lake Placid, NY – August 24, 2020 – The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics has released a finalized report with recommendations for managing recreation-related impacts in the Adirondack Park. A preliminary report was distributed back in February READ MORE

Summit Stewardship Program Releases 2020 Mid-Season Report

2021-01-26T08:57:32-05:00

This season has been challenging for the program. We all have had to make sacrifices for the safety of our neighbors and loved ones. I want to take a moment to thank you all for your patience, resilience and activism in these trying times. We’ve all had to adapt and READ MORE

ADK Takes Stance on Limiting Recreational Use, Permit Systems

2021-01-26T08:57:35-05:00

Benjamin Brosseau Director of Communications 518-523-3441, ext. 114 (work) 518-217-8072 (cell) ben@adk.org Albany, NY – July 20, 2020 – The ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) Board of Directors voted this week to confirm the organization’s official position on when limits on recreational use, such as a permit system, are appropriate. ADK’s official READ MORE

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

2021-01-26T08:57:36-05:00

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

Recap: Adirondack Park Environmental Lobby Day 2020

2021-01-26T08:57:38-05:00

Last week, over 100 advocates converged in the New York State Capitol to lobby senators and assembly members on key Adirondack Park issues. Numerous environmental organizations were represented, including ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club), the Adirondack Council, Protect the Adirondacks, Adirondack Wild, and more. Ben Brosseau Lobbyists covered a READ MORE

3 Reasons to Volunteer as a Trailhead Steward with ADK

2021-01-26T08:57:38-05:00

I'm Jim Schneider from the Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter and I'm the volunteer coordinator of ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club’s) Trailhead Steward Program (TSP). I work with Bobby Clark, manager of the High Peaks Information Center (HPIC). I got involved with this program as a steward three years ago and I love READ MORE

Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics Provides Recommendations for Mitigating High Use Impacts in the Adirondack Park

2020-02-03T14:09:23-05:00

Michael Barrett Executive Director 518-449-3870 (work) 573-355-6030 (cell) michael@adk.org Lake Placid, NY – February 3, 2020 – The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics has released a series of recommendations for managing recreation-related impacts across the Adirondack Park. Central themes in the report include a need for comprehensive park planning, READ MORE