Dissecting the data of NYS Forest Ranger missions By Emilie Munson, Times Union For a moment, NYS Forest Ranger Pete Evans watched the stream of backpack-laden hikers amble through the Adirondack Loj trailhead on a sunny Friday … [Read more...] about More than 5,400 served: A decade of ranger rescues
Learning from the lake
Inaugural Lake Champlain youth summit connects students from New York, Vermont By Zachary Matson With four backpacks marking the corners of a playing field, a class of eighth grade students playacting as macro-invertebrate larvae and … [Read more...] about Learning from the lake
Revitalizing Adirondack communities, one building at a time
Adirondack Architectural Heritage to distribute $750k in rural revitalization funds By Holly Riddle In mid-2022, the National Park Service awarded AARCH a Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grant totaling $750,000. This summer, Adirondack … [Read more...] about Revitalizing Adirondack communities, one building at a time
A Schroon Lake hike, with black flies
By Tim Rowland Item: This is the worst black fly season in at least 16 years. I’m not possessed of this kind of historical record myself, but I saw it on social media, so it must be true. There have also been anecdotal reports from the field of … [Read more...] about A Schroon Lake hike, with black flies
Salamanders to humans: Hold the salt!
Spring rainfall starts migration and breeding for amphibians, but high salinity can make life difficult By Chloe Bennett Walk an Adirondack forest trail in the spring and you will encounter shallow, fleeting pools of rainwater. Although some … [Read more...] about Salamanders to humans: Hold the salt!
Adirondack housing at a crossroads
Adirondack communities take stock of housing inequalities By Tim Rowland The Covid-19 pandemic and short-term rentals are typically blamed for a critical shortage of housing in the Adirondack Park. But while they were certainly catalysts, the … [Read more...] about Adirondack housing at a crossroads