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.

Reader Interactions


  1. Beverly says

    Zach – there you have it everyone – Tom Jorling admitted he did nothing as DEC commissioner and inexplicably failed to complete these carrying capacity studies when it was his duty as commissioner to do so. He should be suing himself…. Ridiculous circular logic.

  2. Patrick says

    The APA couldn’t pour water out of a boot if the instructions were written on the heel. APA has consistently shown that they have little to no regard for the number one economic engine in the Park, Tourism.

  3. Paul says

    Beware of what you ask for. This particular lake has all kinds of underutilized capacity for recreation. Almost none of it is private, all protected public land. Where you can just park your boat temporarily. And 8 months out of the year it has almost no use. New outboard (4 stroke) technology, and now electric technology is making the waters much cleaner as far as emissions. Do a study if you can figure out how, this isn’t a self-contained park like Yellowstone.

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