I’m pleased to announce that Dave Gibson is the newest contributor to Adirondack Almanack. Dave has been involved in Adirondack conservation for nearly 25 years, much of that time as Executive Director of the Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks and then as first Executive Director of Protect the Adirondacks. Beginning tomorrow he will contribute regularly around issues of wilderness, wild lands, public policy, and more.
Dave has some unique historical connections to the Adirondacks. He’s part-owner of an Adirondack wilderness camp built by Paul Schaefer, a great 20th century Adirondack wilderness advocate and a Vice President of the Association. “Paul taught me a great deal about the Adirondacks, making a difference, and respecting all people concerned with the region,” Gibson told me. “He was also a great storyteller, and the extended Schaefer family is still very devoted to the Adirondacks.” During Dave’s tenure at the Association, the organization completed the Center for the Forest Preserve including the Adirondack Research Library at Paul Schaefer’s home. The library has the finest Adirondack collection outside the Blue Line, specializing in Adirondack conservation and recreation history.
Please join me in welcoming Dave to our growing list of the region’s top writers, journalists, editors, and publishers. Weekly contributors here at the Almanack already include naturalist Ellen Rathbone, Adirondack Daily Enterprise columnist Diane Chase, veteran journalist Alan Wechsler, Lake George Mirror editor and publisher Tony Hall, Adirondack Explorer editor Phil Brown, local historian Lawrence Gooley, and WNBZ news director Chris Morris. You can check out our full list of nearly 20 contributors here.