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. John DeHollander says

    I just wonder how much interest that the Comptroller might have in looking at how DEC controls invasive species on the the land, for there are many out-of-control species that require additional attention and resources to combat, most generally for a maintenance aspect. Many populations are now so entrenched that eradication is not practical.

  2. nathan says

    it’s more of too little too late. soon we will have snakeheads eating lake champlain, lake george, hudson river….its always too late to do any good.

  3. nathan says

    japanese barberry invasive and yet sold in a lot of nurseries, japanese honeysuckle (never get rid of it now) hogweed, poison parsnip (never get rid of it). to name only a few plants, wanna talk invasive bugs? fungus? and how many trees are now basically extinct in america, chestnuts, elms, butternuts, black walnuts….track record on invasives is pretty bad.

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