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. Ed says

    Awesome for Ranger Scott
    With Ranger Jim recent retirement and now Scott, Hope we will soon have new Rangers to fill those boots

  2. John Neeley says

    Best wishes to one of the best Forest Rangers out there! Always a pleasure to look up and see Scott at any incident! John Neeley

  3. Vanessa says

    Congrats Scott!! That’s marvelous, we’re gonna ask for you next time we’re at the VIC :):) not sure why, but it will be super cool to know you’re around!

    Many kudos for a great career ending and a new great opportunity to start.

  4. Gary LEE says

    Congratulations on your retirement and picking up a new position at Paul Smith’s, you never retire there is always something more you want to do. Gary

  5. William Brown says

    Hey Scott — congratulations on your career move! You deserve to be in a management position with plenty of prior experience to back up your new role. Don’t forget your airplane-crash survey which is an important historical study.
    All the Best to you,
    Bill Brown, Rattlesnake Researcher

  6. Jeanne Weber says

    Congratulations, Scott! I know for sure, we’ll need 7 Rangers to replace you! I have spoken to you on many issues and you always knew the answers. You WILL be missed ! Thank you for all you have done over the years for all of us back country folks. Much Happiness!

  7. Chris Ballantyne says

    Thank you for all of your countless efforts over the years. You stepped up every time and then some more. Your efforts and those of other Rangers have safeguarded visitors and protected the wondrous resources. I wish you all the best in your new endeavor and am thankful that you are just changing your address and that you will remain active in the Adirondacks.

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