About Gwendolyn Craig

Gwen is an award-winning journalist covering environmental policy for the Explorer since January 2020. She also takes photos and videos for the Explorer's magazine and website. She is a current member of the Legislative Correspondents Association of New York. Gwen has worked at various news outlets since 2015. Prior to moving to upstate New York, she worked for a D.C. Metro-area public relations firm, producing digital content for clients including the World Health Organization, the Low Income Investment Fund and Rights and Resources Initiative. She has a master's degree in journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She has bachelor's degrees in English and journalism, with a concentration in ecology and evolutionary biology, from the University of Connecticut. Gwen is also a part-time figure skating coach. Contact her at (518) 524-2902 or gwen@adirondackexplorer.org. Sign up for Gwen’s newsletter here.

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  1. Vanessa says

    Good for the Council – Mr. Mair is an excellent choice to lead these initiatives. He has an enormous amount of real world experience and true dedication to the region. I think conservation groups need to be as vocal as possible about their advocacy for modern infrastructure and local jobs, and this plan sounds like a step in the right direction. It definitely isn’t an “either-or” situation that pits development against the environment.

  2. Bernie says

    I though the piece was well written and it sounds like Mr. Mair understands what the need for educators and land stewards as well as the importance of a diversified DLE and DFP unit.

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