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Going to bat for bats

January 23, 2016 The northern long-eared bat was once a common sight in Adirondack evening skies, but it has become far less so in the last several years. more »»

DEC hopes to learn moose population numbers in the Park

January 22, 2016 RAY BROOK — Ed Reed doesn’t want to say how many moose there are in the Adirondacks — not because he’s trying to keep it a secret, but the state Department of Environmental Conservation doesn’t know... more »»

Keene's Mountainfest teaches avalanche awareness

January 21, 2016 KEENE — Chuck Boyd at first seemed a little uncomfortable in front of a group of strangers, but as he got talking about skiing and snow and mountains and backcountry travel, he warmed up and soon wa... more »»

Mountain climber works to cure blind

January 20, 2016 KEENE VALLEY — Geoff Tabin is the kind of guy that most people wouldn’t give a second thought to if they saw him on the street or in the airport. more »»

Like father, like son: An outdoor life on the ice

January 20, 2016 A passing cold front finally produced a taste of the winter season all across the region, and there is now skiable snow cover in the woods and on the safe ice covering the lakes and ponds. more »»

Lake Placid finds problem with salt alternative

January 19, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid is at a crossroads in its approach to clearing winter streets, and early returns from a pilot program suggest a new liquid de-icer isn’t the silver bullet. more »»

APA ruling buoys Saranac Lake marina project

January 19, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — The state Adirondack Park Agency has changed the classification of a wetland in Lower Saranac Lake where a local marina wants to expand its operations. more »»

DEC evacuates injured hiker from Wright-Algonquin

January 15, 2016 LAKE PLACID — State Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers evacuated a 21-year-old woman from Pennsylvania who suffered an injury to her lower leg last Wednesday, Jan. 6. more »»

DEC has new fisher management plan

January 13, 2016 The state Department of Environmental Conservation released its new plan to manage one of New York’s most famous predators, and the plan sets out some major changes in the way DEC will manage the... more »»

Outdoorswomen have come a long way in a short time

January 13, 2016 After leafing through a pile of old Forest and Stream magazines from the 1890s, I stumbled upon a commentary titled “Woman Out of Doors. more »»

ADK to host annual winter mountaineering school

January 12, 2016 LAKE PLACID — For more than 60 years, the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) has been teaching newbies and experienced mountaineers alike the skills necessary for safely negotiating the backcountry... more »»

Green groups sue over Essex Chain plan

January 12, 2016 Two environmental groups have joined forces to sue the Adirondack Park Agency and Department of Environmental Conservation over the state agencies’ plan to manage the recently acquired Essex Chain... more »»

APA gets feedback on trains, bikes and bridges

January 8, 2016 RAY BROOK — About 20 people attended as the state Adirondack Park Agency held the first of four public meetings regarding proposed changes to the State Land Master Plan Wednesday, Jan. 6. more »»

Freeze, baby, freeze

January 7, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Don’t go on the ice. That’s the message from community officials this wee. more »»

NYSDEC proposes changes to conservation easement rules

January 7, 2016 Even though the state Department of Environmental Conservation holds about 900,000 acres in conservation easements across the state, there is currently no legal procedure for modifying or... more »»

Keeping chickens healthy in the winter

January 6, 2016 VERMONTVILLE — Like many of you, my wife and I enjoy fresh eggs from our very own chickens. more »»

Nose-nipping, snow-crunching weather has finally arrived

January 6, 2016 The recent deep freeze should serve as a brief reminder of the fierce weather conditions that are typical of a traditional Adirondack winter. more »»

Cuomo’s Environmental Protection Fund pledge thrills green groups

January 5, 2016 Environmental groups praised Gov. Andrew Cuomo Tuesday as he proposed $300 million to the state’s Environmental Protection Fund in his 2016-17 budget. more »»



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