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. Shawn Typhair says

    “David Gibson, managing partner of Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve, was not familiar with the former Boy Scouts camp, but he was concerned about the land use classification of the property. He hoped Singh and his family would work with the Lake George Land Conservancy or another similar entity to make sure the lands were preserved and protected .”
    Why would you be concerned with the land classification ? The new owner has every right to do as they please on resource management lands as long as it falls under APA guide lines. Most reasonable Adirondack park residents could care less what Adirondack Wild thinks . Is the APA going to change the classification of the property because David Gibson has concerns ?

    • Tom Paine says

      Well said. With the bond and spend act now passed they are all lining up for their pet project purchases in Albany. It appears that the Mr Singh beat them the punch. Now let’s demonize him as an evil developer and force him off his private land. The Albany game.

    • Timothy Dannenhoffer says

      Yeah the Adirondacks will be destroyed in no time with people with money and your mindset. The public land in the Adirondacks is not enough to keep the Adirondacks very special. People with deep pockets and the desire to develop anywhere they want will put this world on a fast track to be far less wild.

    • Harry says

      Why didn’t David buy it 1st? It’s been for sale. People trying to tell others what they can and can’t do on their own land is ridiculous.

  2. Lillian Antoci says

    At age 70, do you really think it is for personal use? It is just the beginning. They get their foot in the door or in this case the Adirondack and boom, a new resort or building homes.

  3. Marie says

    Just google the articles about him. What he did while developing in the Keys etc. He is no conservationist or environmentalist. He is even known for doing a hostile takeover of an ocean conservation nonprofit. The writer did a great job of researching.

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