Within the millions of acres of protected land, scientists are studying our changing environment. We, too, have been following these changes: The emergence of invasive species that threaten the health of our trees and waters. The shifts in migrating birds returning to the Adirondacks. And the return of moose, wolves and other mammals.
The thread that weaves through all our reporting is the balance between the man-made environment and the natural world. That plays out with debates around how to manage the close-to 3 million acres of state-owned land in the Adirondack Park.
Dams: An investigation
A look at the park’s aging dams
Old dams present inherent tension in wilderness areas
Dams have historically helped create drinking water, power and food. In an era of a warming planet, dams could create havoc.
Sometimes it takes a disaster to get the policy gears in motion
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Adirondack Park Agency approves permit for 3rd Adirondack lake to use ProcellaCOR
While trucks were spreading less salt per mile, trip frequencies increased, monitors say
The annual summit, celebrating its eighth year, brings together road crews, water scientists and advocacy organizations interested in new approaches to winter road management.
A new federal program plans to bolster the ‘green’ workforce like CCC of old.
A full transition from diesel to electric school buses is expected by 2035.
While no longer nesting in the Adirondacks, these impressive raptors can be seen during migration.
Wolf advocates continue to lobby the state for protections of canids and wolves that may disperse to New York.
The APA is creating an energy storage application it hopes will address fire and safety concerns when a project falls under its jurisdiction.
More to come with Inflation Reduction Act incentives
Long Lake town board adopts laws related to installation of Raquette Lake microgrid battery storage facility
The Adirondack Park Agency approved a plan to use herbicide to battle invasive water weed on Lake Luzerne
As the state appeals a court decision vacating a Lake George herbicide permit, a line of other interested communities is forming at APA