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. Nancy Skiff says

    The best years of my life were spent doing the 46 peaks. The Adirondacks are a gem in New York State. They are to be respected. What would it take to have more rangers available monitor the area as large has it is? I am writing Gov. Cuomo to express my concerns of the over use. I am also urging those that come there to be respectful of where they so in years to come others can enjoy the area.

  2. Boreas says

    Every time someone gets away with camping illegally, 10 more are likely to pop up next week. Lack of enforcement has insidious consequences. Once people realize there is no patrolling or enforcement, there may as well be no laws. I feel terrible for the Rangers who are stretched so thin they cannot even respond to these prohibited activities. We all have to bombard Basil Seggos and the governor with letters before illegal activity becomes more commonplace. This bad trend won’t go away on its own.

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