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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

The Leave No Trace Basics

2021-01-26T13:38:43-05:00

Say hello to the great outdoors! Now that you’re here, you are invited to help keep these places healthy and beautiful. As people are getting outside in record numbers, the need to put Leave No Trace skills and ethics into action to minimize our collective impact is more important than READ MORE

Four Tips for Sharing the Trail this Winter

2021-01-26T08:57:30-05:00

Unlike the summer, where recreation groups are pretty well separated, trails are often shared by two to three different user groups in the winter months. Since these activities move at different speeds, there are a few things we can all do to ensure that everyone stays safe while enjoying their 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

ADK Receives Leave No Trace Youth Program Accreditation

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

Seth Jones Education Director 518-523-3441, ext. 119 seth@adk.org Lake Placid, NY – June 16, 2020 – ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) is excited to announce that the Marie L. Haberl School Outreach Program: Three Seasons at Heart Lake is now an accredited youth program through the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor READ MORE

Why Does Geotagging Matter?

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

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics has five recommendations for responsible social media practices in the backcountry. The first—Think Before you Geotag—addresses a seemingly harmless aspect of social media: tagging where your photo was taken on a map. Of all things social media, why did Leave No Trace 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

Why Objective Trail Information Matters

2021-01-26T08:57:39-05:00

By Noah Haber, High Peaks Information Center Staff When preparing for your wilderness adventure, one of the most challenging tasks can be determining a feasible route for your hiking group. Taking the time to effectively plan out your route ahead of time in a way that is approachable for all members READ MORE

Leave No Trace: A Decade of Partnership

2021-01-26T08:57:39-05:00

December 18th, 2019 The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, a non-profit based in Boulder, CO, has a clear mission: to protect the outdoors by teaching and inspiring people to enjoy it responsibly. ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) has been officially involved in sharing that message since 2009, a ten-year READ MORE

This Land is Your Land

2021-01-26T08:57:40-05:00

Woody Guthrie said it best…this land is your land. These words reflect our deep connection to nature and remind us of our duty to protect the places we love. The peaceful solitude and restorative energy we enjoy in the wild are not guaranteed. Crowds and harmful human behaviors are damaging READ MORE