About Zachary Matson

Zachary Matson has been an environmental reporter for the Explorer since October 2021. He is focused on the many issues impacting water and the people, plants and wildlife that rely on it in the Adirondack Park. Zach worked at daily newspapers in Missouri, Arizona and New York for nearly a decade, most recently working as the education reporter for six years at the Daily Gazette in Schenectady.

Reader Interactions


  1. Todd Eastman says

    Mr. Tallent sure has a strange way of reading the law and designated responsibilities.

    He wouldn’t know a “carrying capacity” even of one bit him on the butt!

  2. Dick Gunthert says

    The marina applicant loves to use “average use” in their capacity study as they are trying to do for their Upper Saranac Marina on Fish Creek. That is called the “flaw of averages”. Variations must be considered. Would you like to be sitting on a bridge in bumper to bumper traffic on a holiday weekend that had been designed to handle the weight of the average traffic load?

  3. Shawn Typhair says

    It’s time to dissolve the Adirondack Park . There will never be a balance between economic development and resource management. Just keep the high peaks for the park and let the rest of the north country have a chance to survive.

    • mrdale14424 says

      It’s time that some residents come to understand that the Park and the Adirondacks don’t belong just to them, but to all of us. If you don’t like what “all of us” have voted to put in place, you’re free to “move on”.
      This is a park that is set aside as forever wild constitutionally, and so it should be.
      There are carve-outs for towns & private lands and those govts. and private owners do not have the right to overrule the rest.

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