Monday, July 23, 2018

Adirondack Summit Stewards Help Protect Alpine Areas

mountaineer trail steward photoLocal outfitter The Mountaineer recently partnered with Patagonia to support educational and research efforts this summer atop the highest peaks through a grant to the Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program.

According to an announcement sent to the press, the grant will enable the program to educate hikers about the fragile nature of the alpine vegetation and conduct research on the populations of rare, threatened and endangered plant species.

The Summit Steward program is a partnership of ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club), the Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The program is in its 29th season of protecting New York’s alpine zone through education, trail work, and research. Since 1989, stewards have educated over 478,000 hikers atop New York’s highest peaks.

For more information or to donate directly to the program, click here.

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One Response

  1. John Sasso John Sasso says:

    The article should have noted that the Adirondack Forty-Sixers committed $71,000 over the next three years for trail work and summit stewards. The 46ers have set aside $15,000 per year for the summit steward program, as well as $26,000 for the ADK’s trail crew.

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