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OSI and ADK Move to File Brief Supporting NYSDEC in Adirondack Tree Cutting Case

2021-02-03T10:13:41-05:00

Groups urge ruling in favor of a balanced approach between preservation and public access Albany, NY—February 2, 2021—The Open Space Institute (OSI) and ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) have moved to jointly file an Amicus Brief in support of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in a case 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

By the Numbers: 2020 Professional Trail Crew Season

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

The season that almost didn’t happen. Three months later, following a spring of uncertainty during which the program was nearly cancelled due to the pandemic, ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club’s) professional trail crew is officially done for the 2020 summer season. With a smaller team than usual, the professional trail crew READ MORE

Trail Work Report: Mount Haystack

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

Continuing a project started in 2019, ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club’s) professional trail crew returned to Mount Haystack—the third tallest peak in New York State—for a two-week stretch to finish constructing a series of cairns on the mountain’s summit. Working from the col with Little Haystack all the way to tree 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

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

Trail Work Report: Salmon River Falls

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

ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club’s) professional trail crew has returned to a familiar work site: the Salmon River Falls Unique Area. Located an hour north of Syracuse, New York, Salmon River Falls is a popular hiking destination with a picturesque waterfall. The crew has been working for the last month on READ MORE

Against the Odds, ADK’s Professional Trail Crew Starts Summer Season

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

Earlier this month, ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club's) professional trail crew returned to the Heart Lake Program Center to start training for the summer season. Once in question due to the coronavirus pandemic, the development of a stringent health and safety plan, which was approved by the state in May, and READ MORE

Opinion: Environmental Bond Act Could Revolutionize Trail Work in the Adirondacks

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

Governor Cuomo’s Bond Act, if passed by the legislature and approved by voters, would provide three billion dollars to invest in combating natural resource degradation throughout New York State. The Governor has outlined six key areas in which the State will look to invest. One of those areas is “investing READ MORE

Trail Work Report: Mt. Colden

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

September 11th, 2019 Summer has passed, but that doesn't mean that ADK's (Adirondack Mountain Club's) professional trail crew (pro crew) is done for the year. After tackling big projects in Avalanche Pass, Mt. Haystack, and Mt. Skylight, the pro crew entered the fall season by concentrating their efforts on yet READ MORE