ALBANY _ New York has approved $2.3 million in conservation grants for 51 nonprofit land trusts statewide including several in the Adirondacks. The Department of Environmental Conservation announced the awards Tuesday at a Land Trust Alliance conference in Albany. DEC Executive Deputy Commissioner Ken Lynch said the grants come through New York’s Environmental Protection Fund, which has $300 million this year for the third year in a row. The partnership grants are expected to leverage another $2.3 million in private and local funding to protect farmland, wildlife habitat and water quality, improve access to outdoor recreation and preserve open space, >>More
Even before New York State bought the Boreas Ponds Tract in 2016, people started arguing about how close to the ponds the public should be allowed to drive. That question was still on people’s minds at a public meeting in Newcomb this April.
Owners of a thirty-mile rail line in the central Adirondacks who sparked controversy by storing dozens of empty tank cars…
New York’s new budget adopted by the state legislature dropped the Cuomo administration’s proposal to authorize tax cuts for owners of twenty-five-acre parcels…
Constantinos “Danny” Filippidis left a trail of questions after skiing off Whiteface Mountain and ending up in Sacramento, California…
Julia Goren stands atop 5,344-foot Mount Marcy, a forest-green name tag pinned to her short-sleeve khaki button-down shirt. Her uniform marks her as one of the Summit Stewards, the conservation professionals who educate hikers about the rare plants found on New York’s alpine summits.
Mount Van Hoevenberg manager Kris Cheney-Seymour said the short ski season goaded the center to find a way to stay open longer in warm winters. By the following winter, Van Ho had installed a snowmaking system known as the Snow Factory. The result: it stayed open 137 days last season.
Starting from Adirondak Loj, it’s 7.4 miles to the 5,344-foot summit, which affords a spectacular panorama of the High Peaks and beyond. It usually takes me about five hours to reach the top, but some do it in less time. The descent typically takes me two to three hours.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concluded in January that the eastern cougar is extinct and so removed it from the federal list of endangered species. The odd thing, though, is that the eastern cougar may never have existed.
Constantinos “Danny” Filippidis of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, made contact with local authorities there, ending a multi-agency search that included forest rangers, U.S. Border Patrol, state police and other state and federal agencies.