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.

Reader Interactions


  1. Todd Eastman says

    The NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is not acting in good faith. The ADK does more than its fair share of the heavy lifting in public outreach and visitor education in the purportedly over run High Peaks Wilderness. The ADK has done far more of this work than NYS for decades.

  2. Diane L Brown says

    This is a shame. As so often, NYS agencies make it difficult if not impossible to work with them for the betterment of the people of New York.

  3. Allen Lindsay says

    Parks is applying regulations that aren’t appropriate to the situation. Regulatory agencies do such too often. Spoken by a (retired) career State employee.

  4. Jeanne says

    Michael Barrett explains it all to us. Ridiculous and frustrating for ADK and why not stay with the original proposed easement. Thank you for the explanation. I’m looking forward to OPHRP response.

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