Viewpoint By Pete Nelson Last Friday, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released the long-awaited Final Report from the High Peaks Strategic Planning Advisory Group (HPAG). The HPAG was convened in November … [Read more...] about Adaptive management for the High Peaks
First came word that the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism was suspending ads touting the Adirondacks. Then the governor urged people to stop gathering in groups, and ultimately ordered employers to send workers home. This week the American … [Read more...] about Does social distancing mean discouraging Adirondack visitors this spring and summer?
The Explorer is right to focus on the problem of invasive forest pests (“The Forest Patrol,” January/February), which are the biggest threat to forest health in the Adirondack Park and throughout the eastern U.S. But the article missed an … [Read more...] about Stop forest pests at the source
VIEWPOINT By GABRIELLA GURNEY Picture this: you’re on a hike somewhere, you’re about halfway up the mountain, and you realize you’re ready to stop for a quick break and a snack. Resting against a large boulder, you reach into your bag and pull … [Read more...] about Biodegradable waste leaves a trace
Opinion By NOAH SHAW While I was general counsel of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), I had the privilege of contributing to the multiple rounds of drafting and negotiation that culminated in New York … [Read more...] about What New York’s bold climate law means for the Adirondacks
By PETE NELSON The Route 73 corridor running through the Town of Keene from North Hudson to the Lake Placid area has been in the news a lot lately. So has a lot of hot conversation about overuse. This summer, the parking problems caused by the … [Read more...] about Crowding crisis or hyperbole? With enough help and shuttles, we can manage