Federal authorities have halted consideration of whether the 30-mile rail line from North Creek to the former Tahawus mine in the central Adirondacks should be declared abandoned, ordering the current owner and a potential buyer to file a status … [Read more...] about Federal board orders status report in 2019 on Tahawus rail line
By MICHAEL VIRTANEN New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation has proposed allowing 15 more hunting camps to remain in perpetuity in the Long Pond Conservation Easement of the northwestern Adirondacks. DEC would buy 300 acres for the state … [Read more...] about DEC backs extended hunting camps leases, land offset
By JAMES M. ODATO In mid-June, Whiteface Mountain advertised a summer activity—rides aboard big all-terrain vehicles on the ski slopes of the High Peaks landmark. Called the “4x4 Alpine Expedition,” marketing videos showed children and adults … [Read more...] about Whiteface ATV tours a prelude to land-use amendment?
By BRANDON LOOMIS Former Associated Press president and USA Today publisher Tom Curley is the Adirondack … [Read more...] about Former AP president to lead Adirondack Explorer board
By Michael Virtanen New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation has asked federal authorities to put a 90-day hold on its request to declare the 30-mile rail line from North Creek to the former Tahawus mine in the central Adirondacks … [Read more...] about DEC puts 90-day hold on request for Tahawus line abandonment
More than a tenth of the Adirondack Park is protected by easements, though it’s hard to judge how protected By Michael Virtanen Red Tavern Road cuts through the forest of the northwest Adirondacks, with privately owned timberlands … [Read more...] about An in-depth look at conservation easements