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Climate Change and the Future of Adirondack Alpine Zones

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

The following appeared in the 2021 Jan/Feb issue of Adirondac Magazine By Kevin Berend Spend any amount of time above treeline in the High Peaks and you’re sure to notice a few things: an abundance of exposed rock, the smell of soggy alpine soils, the rustling of dwarf shrubs, or READ MORE

Invasive Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Reported in Lake George

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

Just weeks after the invasive Emerald Ash Borer was discovered for the first time in the Adirondack Park, another invasive species has been found within the boundaries of the Blue Line: Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA). First recorded in the Adirondack Park in 2017 on Prospect Mountain in Lake George, HWA READ MORE

Trail Work Report: NCNST

2021-01-26T08:57:33-05:00

Last week, the ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) professional trail crew worked on a new trail up a small mountain in the Eastern Adirondacks that is set to be a part of the North Country National Scenic Trail (NCNST), a 4,600 mile thru-hiking trail that will span eight states from North READ MORE

Fire Tower Challenge Temporarily Suspended

2020-03-27T12:41:55-04:00

Notice from the ADK Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter As of this morning, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has closed access to all NYSDEC controlled fire towers. In response and effective immediately, the ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) Fire Tower Challenge is suspended until further notice. This action was taken by the ADK Glens READ MORE

Executive Director Michael Barrett Discusses High Use, New Vision for ADK

2020-01-25T08:15:17-05:00

Michael Barrett, ADK's Executive Director, spoke with Jim Levulis of WAMC Northeast Public Radio on Thursday, January 23rd. Michael joined ADK in November 2019, succeeding former Executive Director Neil Woodworth who retired after 30 years with the organization. Given ADK's role in promoting and protecting New York's public lands and READ MORE

Announcing the 2020 Adopt-a-Lean-to Lottery

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

ADK's popular Adopt-a-Lean-to program is thirty-five years old in 2020. Hundreds of volunteer adopters donate thousands of hours toward maintaining “their” lean-to and its environs, replacing registers, and reporting problems. Major construction is not required, but many adopters have worked on roof replacement, privy locations, log-staining, and other projects under READ MORE

ADK Commends Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget for FY 2020-2021

2020-01-22T08:22:30-05:00

Michael Barrett Executive Director 518-449-3870 (work) 573-355-6030 (cell) michael@adk.org Albany, NY – January 21st, 2020 – In the New York State Executive Budget Proposal released today, Governor Cuomo announced the most aggressive climate change agenda in the Nation, a $33 Billion 5-year plan to combat climate change, preserve the environment, READ MORE

ADK Applauds Governor Cuomo’s Proposal to Restore Mother Nature through a Three Billion Dollar Environmental Bond Act

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

Contact: Michael Barrett, michael@adk.org, 573-355-6030 (cell) Albany, NY—In his annual State of the State address today, Governor Cuomo announced the “Restore Mother Nature Bond Act” proposal that would aim to raise $3 billion to fund natural restoration and resiliency programs across New York State. This initiative would support flood reduction READ MORE

Adirondack and Catskill Organizations Oppose Merger of NYS DEC Forest Rangers and ECOs

2020-01-13T14:18:00-05:00

Contact: Michael Barrett, Adirondack Mountain Club, 518-668-4447 Peter Bauer, Protect the Adirondacks, 518-251-2700 David Gibson, Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve, 518-469-4081 Wes Gillingham, Catskill Mountainkeeper, 845- 439-1230 Willie Janeway, Adirondack Council, 518-873-2240 Jeff Senterman, Catskill Center, 845-586-2611 Albany, NY — In a December 2019 letter to NYS Department READ MORE

ADK Receives Smart Growth Grant to Improve Heart Lake Program Center Parking, Interpretive Signage

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

December 11th, 2019 ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) has been awarded a $66,000 Smart Growth grant by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to use towards improving parking and interpretive signage at the Heart Lake Program Center. This is part of a $600,000 commitment by New York State and READ MORE