The Adirondack Explorer presented Climate Action: What We Can do to Protect the Future with Bill McKibben. The sold out event, which featured discussions with McKibben and The Wild Center’s Stephanie Ratcliffe, can be watched here.
Concerns of overuse on Lower Saranac are being raised following completion of a bigger state boat launch at Second Pond and the proposed expansion of the Saranac Lake Marina. By a circuitous route, motorboats can also access Lower Saranac from as far away as the marinas on Lake Flower in the Village of Saranac Lake, not to mention from a number of private camps.
Both parties to a controversial and consequential forest-use lawsuit have appealed a July 3 court ruling that says construction of a planned network of snowmobile trails in the east-central Adirondacks is illegal because it would mow down too many trees on the forest preserve.
Soon after he began taking Lee Ann Sporn’s introductory biology course in the fall of 2018, Bryan confided to his professor that he frequently felt sick, as though he was fighting a mysterious disease that wouldn’t go away. A freshman at Paul Smith’s College near Saranac Lake, Bryan sometimes asked during class to be excused, which Sporn later learned was due to fevers that would spike without warning.
“We’re essentially paying no attention.”
Leave No Trace travelling trainers will be in the High Peaks for about a week to educate hikers about minimizing their impacts on the environment and protecting themselves while recreating in the backcountry.
The Department of Environmental Conservation and about 60 stakeholders met to talk about the problems of high traffic that have plagued the high peaks region for the past several years.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation instituted the tree-cutting moratorium in response to a recent court decision in a lawsuit brought by Protect the Adirondacks. Other projects might also be affected.
Beyond Plastics hopes to decrease the 9 million tons of plastic entering the oceans each year.
“The most important scientific fact about climate change is that it’s a timed test. If we don’t get it right quickly, then we will never get it right.”