“We’re essentially paying no attention.”
Leave No Trace travelling trainers will be in the High Peaks for about a week to educate hikers about minimizing their impacts on the environment and protecting themselves while recreating in the backcountry.
The Department of Environmental Conservation and about 60 stakeholders met to talk about the problems of high traffic that have plagued the high peaks region for the past several years.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation instituted the tree-cutting moratorium in response to a recent court decision in a lawsuit brought by Protect the Adirondacks. Other projects might also be affected.
Beyond Plastics hopes to decrease the 9 million tons of plastic entering the oceans each year.
“The most important scientific fact about climate change is that it’s a timed test. If we don’t get it right quickly, then we will never get it right.”
The Fund for Lake George, a lake protection organization based in Lake George Village, “is truly a fund, both in name and in function,” according to Jeff Killeen, the chairman of its Board of Trustees.
The stewardship program began in 1999 when property owners around the St. Regis lakes raised concerns about protecting their lake chain. Through their private donations, Paul Smith’s began hiring boat stewards for inspecting boats as they entered those waters
A new group–Adirondack Wilderness Advocates–is seeking nonprofit status, raising the question of what niche it and several other Adirondack groups fill.
Environmentalists have pressed for conservation standards since the Adirondack Park Agency approved the Adirondack Club and Resort in Tupper Lake—a major second-home project that they predict will amplify its effects by spreading them out.