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 says

    Nothing new here, sad to say. I’ve been a forest owner and active woodland manager for 50 years and a leader in forest-protection organizations until sidelined by illness, and have seen every scheme to encourage maintenance or improvement of forest land stagger or fail. The 480-a program (of which I am a member and proponent) is considered burdensome by most; certification systems are designed for commercial owners and deemed too costly by others; carbon-sink plans were buried in paperwork, with the added burden of high fees for sponsors.
    I don’t think the problem is insoluble, but the solution will require that everyone involved give up their short-term interests, be they money, control or political clout.

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