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. Nathan says

    It has become a never ending war of new invasives destroying our ecology, There has to be better standards to prevent the devestation of our forests. The list keeps growing of species under destruction, Elm, American Chestnut, Black Wlanut, Butternut, Maple, Hemlock, Beech nut. Some of the once most commom trees across are basically gone, huge numbers of nut producers that feed mother natures animals.
    The invasion never stops, what if next is a new blight on corn? the biggiest food for livestock and people alike, or wheat or soybeans, agriculture crops that are 96% or higher of one variety. That a new blight of a single crop would have massive starvation and economic loss effects for years America.
    There has to be much better control of importation of living plants and foods!

  2. drdirt says

    Our Hemlock forests need immediate help and I support the use of the pesticides for the initial treatment for HWA.
    The amazing Hemlocks at the Sacandage Campground appear to be healthy so far ,.,., has anyone heard otherwise?

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