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. paula says

    I agree with Boreas. have the refuge owners gone into details as to why they must remain in an enclosure?

  2. Eloise Longman says

    Been to this place, and it is more like a zoo. Wolves are treated like pet dogs than wild animals by the owner. Don’t even keep them wild. Fed like dogs are. Bears have a tiny enclosure, seems cruel. The bird cages and other wildlife enclosures looked filthy when I visited. Felt so sorry for those animals. The “refuge” actually received violations for “years of noncompliance” in 2020. There seems to be a local adoration with these “rehabilitators” but these folks should be investigated.

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