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Adirondack Explorer

August, 2018

Logging operations on the Santa Clara Tract (photo gallery)


In early August, staff writer Mike Virtanen and I visited the Santa Clara Tract with the Molpus Woodlands Group. The visit was part of the research Mike was doing for an in-depth story about Adirondack conservation easements for the September issue of the Explorer. Below are links to those articles. 


August, 2018

Photos of DEC moose rescue near Plattsburgh


Wildlife officers successfully relocated a moose near Plattsburgh that had become trapped in an enclosed pasture with several donkeys and a barn on August 1. State Department of Environmental staffers drugged the moose to immobilize it while environmental conservation officers provided traffic control, site security, and assisted in lifting the moose from the field into a motor vehicle. The moose was then taken to a remote area of the Adirondacks and was last seen entering the woods in good health, according to the DEC.


July, 2018

Photo gallery of John Van Alstine’s sculptures (with video)


Sculptor John Van Alstine talks about the interaction of human-made and natural objects. Van Alstine is based in Wells. His work has been widely exhibited in the U.S., Europe and Asia.