Hikers should note that trail apps can never replace a paper map; they’re useful tools, but they rely on phone batteries that can die. Especially in the winter, when batteries often die in the cold, it is important that hikers use apps to supplement their paper maps, not the other way around.
The November election removed a GOP roadblock in the Senate that has stopped several conservation measures in the past, advocates said.
Three DEC Forest Rangers assisted Long Lake Rescue Squad recover a 51-year-old Ontario, Canada man who had cardiac arrest on the trail to Owl’s Head Mountain. Members of the man’s group performed CPR but the man was deceased when Rangers and rescue personnel arrived at the scene
On Nov. 25 at approximately 6:30 p.m., ECO Bret Canary received a call from a group of hunters in the Wolf Lake State Forest in St. Lawrence County. The group had lost communications with a member of their hunting party.
Hydroelectric companies previously had paid most of the dam’s operating cost and passed it on to their customers, until a federal court in 2008 ordered the formula changed to comport with federal regulations.
Some ponds and lakes are freezing up early, and people are already hitting groomed and backcountry ski trails.
Karen Feldman’s widely expected appointment would signal an opening to a larger pool of future appointees to the job, as she would be the rare agency leader selected from outside the Adirondack Park.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking public input regarding a proposal in an amendment to the Blue Ridge Wilderness unit management plan to develop a multi-use community connector trail along State Route 28 in Hamilton County.
NewsMatch has awarded the Explorer a matching dollar-for-dollar grant up to $25,000 for donations given between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, 2018.
The double-crested cormorant made a miraculous recovery after the ban on DDT, a pesticide that had once imperiled the bird’s existence. But while conservationists hailed the return of birds such as the bald eagle, they became increasingly wary of the collateral success represented by the cormorant.