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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

From littering to illegal camping: An Adirondack summer’s violations compiled

The Adirondack Explorer filed a freedom of information request with New York State to see the tickets that rangers and resource officers handed out in the Adirondacks last July and August. The tickets obtained include many for lack of flotation devices and for camping on private lands, but also some for cutting or defacing trees, misusing all-terrain vehicles, speeding in campgrounds, and fishing without a license.

The Explorer sought the information in connection with a story that appears in the March-April magazine about how an increasing work load for rangers has led to a decline in the number of tickets issued over the last decade. Ticketed violations have dropped by hundreds, even as visitation to the Adirondack Park has increased.

The Explorer has redacted names and street addresses on the tickets that the state provided. See the tickets here: https://www.adirondackexplorer.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/W042903_-_DLE_and_DFP_Tickets_July_and_August_2018_Redacted.pdf

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