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. Walter Linck says

    Another glimpse for the public of one of the key things that has gone so wrong at APA, internally, in the last dozen years or so. It’s now standard practice (although only recently in State land matters) for management, with top legal staff, to withhold important information from – and very selectively feed information to – unknowing Board members for their decision making with the aim to ensure a particular decision is made. And EVERYTHING all staff try to decide and produce goes “through legal,” with attorneys picking apart permits, altering permit conditions… changing the good work of rank-and-file staff. The primary reasons for such alterations now lie in: 1) politics; and, 2) assessments of litigation potential. These have replaced: 1) The Agency’s mission; and, 2) consistency (which – for the staff who care – equals fairness). The old days now seem almost quaint.

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