Monday, December 21, 2020

12 months of Almanack: February story highlights

From now until the New Year we’re counting 2020, looking back month by month at the most popular stories that ran in the Almanack.

Here are the top five from February:

  1. UNLIMITED ACCESS? Peter Bauer argues that rather than curb High Peaks use, the state is enabling an increase in hikers.

  2. PLASTIC BAG BAN: Tim Rowland’s fun take on the plastic bag ban and why he’ll miss bags from Stewart’s.
  3. MORE RANGERS, PLEASE: And more from Adirondack Wild’s “wish list.”
  4. SPEAK FOR THE TREES: DEC Releases Draft New York State Forest Action Plan.
  5. NATIONAL PARK MODEL: How the national parks can offer a model for high peaks.

In case you missed it, here’s a review of January’s top stories.


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Melissa is a journalist with experience as a reporter and editor with the Burlington Free Press, Ithaca Journal and Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. She worked as a communications specialist for the Adirondack North Country Association and runs her own New York State Women owned Business-Enterprise Bootstrap Communications, which includes digital marketing, strategy and design. She enjoys hiking, camping and other outdoors activities, and spending time with her husband, their twin daughters, and rescue animals -- two dogs and a cat.

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