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. richard sullivan says

    Good morning , I am a land owner of approximately 100 acres of forest land . I would like to do a sustainable cut on my property done by a reputable logger . Tax incentives on Federal , State and local levels will encourage forest owners to do this type of cut for a healthier forest . Streamlining any current process of obtaining tax incentives if any would encourage land owners to take proper care of their forest . Thank you Richard S.

    • Joe Kozlina says

      This talk about cutting of the forest to make it healthier is a bogus claim by the forest industry. When Columbus landed our forests were in a pristine state without mans help. Forest conservation should be about conserving the trees, not cutting them down. I do believe we need to harvest trees for mans need for lumber, and what should be made clear when talking to a forester/logger is that he is interested in making the most money for the federal, state and local govts. What we need is a tax break for the forest land owners so they can keep their woods intact so as to capture the carbon that we so desperately need to save our planet. I own 423 forested acres in the Paradox area hoping that laws will be passed in order to help me and my family keep it unlogged for all generations. We have to capture carbon. This is a brilliant way of accomplishing that task. Lets go NY. HELP THE FOREST OWNERS KEEP THIER TREES!

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