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. ADKSkiDoc says

    One can only hope that someday people will fully understand that the Adirondack Council is in no way whatsoever operating in a legislative capacity, and does not create policy for the Adirondacks or represent a single resident in any legal or regulatory way.

    They are a lobbying group which has helped divert negative press away from NYS in order to place blame for what seems like all ADK issues on outdoor recreating tourists.

    Congratulations to Ms. Phillips on earning her new role. Hopefully whatever science she brings to the table far exceeds that previously used by the Adirondack Council in their efforts to reduce tourism and undermine the local economy while avoiding making any real contributions to actual conservation efforts in the High Peaks region.

  2. nathan says

    Hopefully there will be an improvement in working of true issues facing the adirondacks. water pollution from sewage and farm run off destroying major lakes. work on solutions to alleviate global warming issues and water quality. trying to bring life back to all lakes by stocking fish, crayfish, frogs ect. making all smaller lakes trolling motor only, banning all gasoline outboards on lakes under 1 sq mile, banning all 2 stroke outboards on all lakes. Funding for trail maintenance and upgrades, and law enforcement on trails improved.

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