Recent NYS DEC forest ranger actions:
Town of Corinth
Search and Rescue Training: On April 22, Forest Ranger Baker took part in search and rescue training organized by Lower Adirondack Search and Rescue (LASAR).
Rangers often work with LASAR members during large search missions. Members of Hudson Mohawk Search and Rescue were also in attendance.
Be sure to properly prepare and plan before entering the backcountry.
Visit DEC’s Hike Smart NY, Adirondack Backcountry Information, and Catskill Backcountry Information webpages for more information.
If a person needs a Forest Ranger, whether it’s for a search and rescue, to report a wildfire, or to report illegal activity on state lands and easements, they should call 833-NYS-RANGERS. If a person needs urgent assistance, they can call 911. To contact a Forest Ranger for information about a specific location, the DEC website has phone numbers for every Ranger listed by region.
There’s some wild country in this area… deep, dark woods where one could very well become discombobulated were a wrong path taken. I knew someone (who recently died) who lived in this area and knew them woods well. He told me once there are some old growth forests tucked-in some areas in them Corinth woods. What better training grounds for a search & rescue outfit!
Charlie, is there any chance the old growth survives today?
I’m not sure about old growth versus second-growth Bill, and I am not studied on this subject, but I have heard, and know of some very large trees (white pines) in the Adirondacks, specifically in the Moose River Recreation Area outside of Indian Lake. I know an Adirondacker whose family has history tied to the Verplanck Colvin survey, and who himself was a guide and knows them woods like some of us know the backs of our hands. He has shared with me about some very large trees, old growth, which he has come across while in the woods in the Blue Mountain Lake area. Barbara McMartin’s book “The great forest of the Adirondacks” reveals the locations of where some of these forest are I believe.