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.

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  1. I'm One says

    ADK has become just another big corporate entity after its recent reorganization, instead of the former member-centric organization that focused on member interests. Now its corporate board runs the show and profits are the goal, so pony up. Time to quit ADK. The true wilderness will always be here, and it’s free. Honestly, who needs ADK or the rangers to provide a wilderness experience by posting signage, writing snowshoe tickets, or providing a welcome committee at the trailheads or summits, thank you. Please rescue me from the Green Mafia. One big happy family. Must be a patch for that too.

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