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.

Reader Interactions


  1. Boreas says

    Has the APA conducted any wetland impact studies on the areas impacted?? Publish the results and give us something to comment on.

  2. Tom Paine says

    What was effected in the wetlands by removing the rails? Wasn’t there a impact study done on the corridor when the rails were in place? ????????

  3. david depentu says

    more crap and red tape, they should have left the railroad in place and made the trail next to it…snowmobilers, Atv’s and 4 wheelers will destroy it! Just like many other area’s where out of towners come in and ruin other landowners property.
    Why don’t you do a environmently impact statement on my property that was ruined by out of towners ripping up and down the road with smoke and noise pollution!

  4. Paul says

    They have already decided what they are gonna do. They are doing it..

    What is the point of “comments” now??

  5. Plow boy says

    The powers that be are just trying the Protect there backsides
    from Protect the XXXXXX pro bono lawyers me thinks

  6. Scott Thompson says

    Obviously public comment means nothing or the rails would be out to Old Forge from LP rather than a smoke spewing train on creosote stinking ties to the tune of $19.1 million that only covered a small amount of the rail restoration to Tupper Lake now a year over due and $$$$$$$$$$$$$over budget.

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