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Climate Change and the Future of Adirondack Alpine Zones


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

Adirondack 46ers Support Crucial High Peaks Stewardship Programs


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

Protecting High Peak Summits: Announcing the Dr. Norton G. Miller Memorial Fund


ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) is pleased to announce the creation of the Dr. Norton G. Miller Memorial Fund in support of the Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program and ADK’s science and science outreach efforts. The fund was established by the family of Dr. Miller to honor his lifelong love READ MORE

Adirondack 46ers Make Critical Contribution to Summit Stewardship Program


Seth Jones Education Director 518-523-3441, ext. 119 seth@adk.org Lake Placid, NY – June 3, 2020 – Amidst a global pandemic and a subsequent shortage of New York State funding, the Adirondack 46ers have stepped in to provide crucial support for the Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program with an additional gift READ MORE

A Look Back at Chapter Support in 2019


When people join as ADK members, they have the option to associate with one of 27 ADK chapters found across New York and neighboring states. If they do so, part of their member dues go directly to that chapter. Each year, chapters determine which ADK programs they would like to READ MORE

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


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

ADK Leads Regional Stewardship Training


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Julia Goren, ADK Education Director, 518-523-3480 Kayla White, ADK Summit Steward Coordinator, 518-523-3480 Lake George, NY —  On May 29th, ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) hosted a stewardship training in Ray Brook, NY for northeast stewardship programs. ADK has been a leader in the High Peaks Summit Stewardship READ MORE

ADK Prepared to Educate and Steward the High Peaks this Hiking Season


ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) is preparing to educate and assist in the stewardship of the Adirondack High Peaks this upcoming hiking season. The upcoming Canadian Victoria Day holiday weekend (May 19-21) unofficially marks the start of the busy hiking season.  The High Peaks region has received a significant increase in READ MORE

ADK and Adirondack 46ers Work Together to Address the Issue of High Use in the High Peaks Wilderness


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: For More Information:  Julia Goren Education Director (518) 523-3480 x 19 summit@adk.org October 30, 2017 (Lake Placid, NY) ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) and the Adirondack 46ers (46ers) have come together to promote stewardship and conservation throughout the High Peaks Wilderness. The 46ers have generously committed $71,000 in funding READ MORE

2017 Summit Steward Season


Education With a dedicated crew of 4 professional stewards and 23 volunteers, summit stewards have spoken to 24,738 hikers on the mountain tops this year so far! Summit stewards can be found teaching hikers how to stay on the rocks and off alpine plants on Marcy, Algonquin, Wright and Cascade READ MORE