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Outdoor Recreation

Opalescent River
Photo by Seth Jones

State purchase opens up Opalescent

With the acquisition of the MacIntyre East tract near Tahawus, the public now owns 12 miles of shoreline along the… >>More

Natural History


Feds Look To Remove Eastern Cougar Protections

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed removing the eastern cougar from the endangered species list, claiming that scientific… >>More


Paul Smith’s College students study a spotted salamander during its spring migration
this past April, as Professor Curt Stager looks on.
Photo by Mike Lynch

Falling out of synch: Climate change

Scientists say that climate change is disrupting the biological cycles of plants and animals. By Mike Lynch Scientist Curt Stager… >>More

History & Culture

Bolton Landing Plans New Visitor Center, Museum Wing

The construction of a new Bolton Landing Visitors Center and an addition to the town’s historical museum, both framed and… >>More

The Video Room

Early-Season Ice Climbing With MudRat

  Kevin “MudRat” MacKenzie posted this video on YouTube after climbing the Skinny Slide on Upper Wolfjaw Mountain in search… >>More

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