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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    • Anita Dingman says

      And, before that, the Chestnut disease. My mother (born 1909) told me that, as a girl, they could pick up Chestnuts by the bushel. Now we sometimes see a Chestnut tree that grows from old roots but so far we haven’t found one that grows large enough to produce nuts.

  1. Vanessa B says

    Yeah emerald ash borer has already really really changed the mid-Atlantic. I have been monitoring temps for HWA and agree – this year has been good for die off. Count your blessings as you get them.

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