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ADK Releases Statements on 2021-2022 State Executive Budget Proposal

2021-01-20T19:04:30-05:00

ADK applauds Governor Cuomo for maintaining wildland and recreational access protections in 2021-2022 executive budget proposal Albany, NY – January 20, 2021 – In a series of State of the State presentations last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined his plan to “Reimagine, Rebuild, and Renew” New York. ADK was pleased 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

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

In Pictures: The 11th Northeastern Alpine Stewardship Gathering

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

October 30, 2019 Last weekend researchers, land managers, and advocates came together to discuss alpine ecosystems at the 11th Northeastern Alpine Stewardship Gathering. After an introductory evening on Friday with guest speaker Tom Butler, participants spent all-day Saturday presenting on recent research and projects covering all of the major alpine READ MORE

HPIC Host Program: 2019 In-Review

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

October 24th, 2019 The High Peaks Information Center (HPIC) volunteer host program has finished its second full season of hosting at the Heart Lake Program Center. The host program was founded in 2017 in response to a recent trend in which we now routinely see 30,000 hikers visiting the property READ MORE

View from Albany: 30 Years Working for Wilderness

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

ADK conservation and advocacy work has been important in the protection of New York State public lands. The celebration of Neil Woodworth’s thirty years of service at ADK presents an opportunity to reflect on some of the more important victories during that time. Balsam Lake Mt. and Article XIV, Catskill READ MORE

Alpine Stewardship Gathering Returns to the Adirondacks

2021-01-26T08:57:41-05:00

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

In Pictures: Teen Aquatic Stewardship Program

2019-08-09T09:43:39-04:00

August 9th, 2019 Last week, ADK's (Adirondack Mountain Club's) education staff and instructors from the Ausable River Association taught teens about water quality sampling, river ecosystems, and the role that watersheds play in the health of the Adirondack Mountains. Part of the five-day course involved a river clean-up in the READ MORE

The Botany Steward: A Key Cog in the Summit Stewardship Program

2021-01-26T08:57:41-05:00

August 2nd, 2019 Mountain Sandwort Hikers that have visited the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks in the summer months are likely familiar with summit stewards. Constantly interacting with visitors on the region’s busiest summits, they are striking figures in an already dramatic landscape. Perhaps less known, but READ MORE

Teaching Leave No Trace: From the Adirondacks to Alaska

2021-01-26T08:57:41-05:00

July 26, 2019 By Seth Jones, Education Director Each day is different working for ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club). I’m never quite sure how my day will unfold as I head up the stairs to my office at the Adirondak Loj. I experience a full spectrum of situations, including emails praising READ MORE