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. David Gibson says

    Thanks for this. APA’s director of Regulatory Programs used to post a High Profile report on the APA website where anyone could track the “completeness” of applications and the APA review status of many projects across the Park, including large, impactful development projects like Barton Mine’s. That report is no longer posted – but ought to be.

  2. Brian E Wells says

    The Town of Indian Lake, Hamilton County, The Five Towns, AATV and APLGRB have all presented either letters of support or resolutions of support for this project. The APA staff will have to find another excuse to slow this project down.
    Brian E Wells – Supervisor Town of Indian Lake
    Hamilton County Chairman
    Member of the Five Towns
    AATV Regional Director
    LGRB Member

  3. LeRoy Hogan says

    I don’t understand why people would decide to live near mine and then complain about the mine.Let’s move next to a diary farm then complain about mooing cows.

  4. Eidolon says

    Where should garnets be mined? If not here, where? The demand for abrasives is not diminishing, it’s increasing.

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