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. Stan Scharf says

    This is wonderful development;
    a WIN for article 14 of NYS constitution: ‘forever wild.” Confirms ADK park is best left to NYS and not as suggested in 1970 becoming a ‘National Park’…

    “The lands of the state, now owned or hereafter acquired, constituting the forest preserve as now fixed by law, shall be forever kept as wild forest lands. They shall not be leased, sold or exchanged, or be taken by any corporation, public or private, nor shall the timber thereon be sold, removed, or destroyed.”

  2. Susan Weber says

    This is a terrific decision, a win for the people of New York and for the constitutionally upheld value of “forever wild.” Thank you to Peter Bauer, a long-time advocate of reasonable uses in the Adirondacks, and now a recognized hero!
    Let the noise-makers, scourge of the outdoors, go into a corner and suck their thumbs, Dominick J. This is a game-changing moment for us all! YAY!!!

  3. Tom says

    “Considering the City of New York wags the tail of the dog, I don’t think that’s going to fly,” said Dominic Jancangelo, the snowmobile group’s executive director. Of Protect, he said, “they hate snowmobilers and they want them banned from the park.”
    First, the correct phrase is “the tail wagging the dog,” not someone wagging the tail of the dog. Also, the state shouldn’t be in the business of building roads in the Forest Preserve to accommodate snowmobiles. That’s what these ‘trails,” are; dirt roads. And the snow is going away. Why build projects for snowmobiles when the season for using them is getting shorter and shorter and will eventually disappear?

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