By MIKE LYNCH The state Department of Environmental Conservation killed a black bear at a Saranac Lake Islands Campground in the northern Adirondacks last week. The 11-year-old bear was killed Aug. 21, after it stayed at a site for several hours, … [Read more...] about DEC kills nuisance bear at Saranac Lake Islands Campground
Black bears continue to raid campsites on Saranac lakes
By MIKE LYNCH Black bears are continuing to raid campsites for food on Lower and Middle Saranac lakes, a trend that started in July and has picked up in August. “The dry, hot weather most of the summer has led to a lack of natural food (for … [Read more...] about Black bears continue to raid campsites on Saranac lakes
Deer ticks showing up in high elevation communities
By MIKE LYNCH Audrey Schwartzberg was getting ready for bed one evening in June when she discovered what looked like a blacklegged tick crawling on her body. Schwartzberg lives about eight miles north of the village of Saranac Lake in Gabriels, … [Read more...] about Deer ticks showing up in high elevation communities
Nuisance bear activity reported in High Peaks
Campers are being asked to stay away from the Slant Rock lean-to area this weekend to avoid contact with a nuisance bear that has been seen there recently. Forest ranger Scott Van Laer tweeted that request Friday on his personal Twitter account. "I … [Read more...] about Nuisance bear activity reported in High Peaks
Eastern cougar ruled extinct by feds
After feds’ ruling, wildlife advocate urges states to import western cougars to the Adirondacks and New England. By PHIL BROWN The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concluded in January that the eastern cougar is extinct and so removed it from the … [Read more...] about Eastern cougar ruled extinct by feds
What species in the Adirondacks are endangered?
By Noelle Connors In September, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service denied a petition to put the Bicknell’s thrush on the federal list of endangered species. The Bicknell’s is a medium-size (6-7.5 inches) thrush—brown on the back with a white, … [Read more...] about What species in the Adirondacks are endangered?