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

    Seggos clearly does not care about the Adirondacks or High Peaks Region. His misleading statements that conflate statewide and regional staffing continue. How long do we let him get away with this fallacy?

  2. Sean E Cummings says


    Tell the headline writers at the T-U that DEC hasn’t been called EnCon for about 40 years now (sigh).

    Sean Cummings
    Stuyvesant, NY

  3. Vanessa says

    This is a bummer – the high peaks region definitely needs more forest rangers. I get confused over Seggos when I read about his leadership. He seems good on some stuff, but not good in other key areas.

    • Boreas says

      A commissioner who feels more people in the backcountry coupled with more backcountry to patrol and who still feels this doesn’t require more staffing is not much of an advocate for safety or backcountry protection. Let the governor know your thoughts – he’s not listening to me!

  4. George says

    I think the rangers should not have every other weekend off. Seems silly to do that when the weekends are the busiest days of the week for hiking.

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