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. Boreas says

    Myopic leadership and insufficient staffing/funding.

    The agency shouldn’t be guided by legal guardrails and lawsuits by various stakeholders. The procedures and power are already present. The APA needs to use them per their charter, and function more independently of Albany politics.

  2. Tom Paine says

    No, legal recourse against NYS agencies is a check and balance of their power. If legal recourse did not exist, then we would have agencies beholden to the wishes and desires of one user group or organization? As much as I dislike the rulings coming out of the NYS supreme court on many issues. See you in court.

  3. Joe Kozlina says

    I am sure all the trees, all the fishes, all the frogs and the water and air would unanimously vote against both, the boat house and having poison sprayed over and on their bodies. But who am I. Just another unimformed human.
    Give the Adirondacks a vote! Is that not the meat of the adirondack protection, to hear what IT needs, not us?

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