Tanya Tobias-Tomis has close to two decades of non-profit experience, including 12 years at Saratoga Arts, most recently in her role as Associate Director. She was also responsible for many of their projects, including their Art@Work + Home program, and First Night Saratoga. » Continue Reading.
10) Advocates Warn: Snowmobile Trails in Wilderness Areas Violate Law
9) Questions Surround New Frontier Town Campground Trail System
8) Assessing A New Model for High Peaks Hiking Trail Construction » Continue Reading.
New York State Environmental Conservation Officers (ECOs) charged a Saranac, Clinton County, man with numerous counts related to killing a moose in the town of Franklin, Franklin County, following a month-long DEC investigation.
On December 4, 2019, ECOs charged Zachary Vaughn, 26, with four misdemeanors: taking of a moose; possessing a loaded firearm in a vehicle; use of an artificial light in a vehicle while in possession of firearm; and hunting deer with the aid of an artificial light. » Continue Reading.
Check out a couple recipes, try a cocktail, and some stories from the natural world that makes the Adirondacks so unique at this time of year. » Continue Reading.
With several hunting seasons underway New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is reminding hunters to put safety at the forefront when going afield. DEC estimate about 500,000 people hunt in New York State, which has a population of about 19.54 million.
In 2018, 13 hunting-related shooting incidents were reported in New York, leading to three deaths, down from 166 incidents in 1966, of which 13 of which were fatal. Most big game hunters involved in firearm-related incidents were not wearing hunter orange. Every year, hunters are seriously injured, paralyzed, or killed by falling out of tree stands. Falls from tree stands have become a major cause of hunting-related injuries and fatalities in New York. Hunting safety statistics from last year are available online [pdf]. » Continue Reading.
In a ceremony recognizing the best work done by U.S. magazine publishers in 2018, Adirondack Life won best Full Issue among regional magazines in the Northeast at the Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards in New York City on October 30. The winning July/August 2018 issue included a vacation-planning guide, a special report on the Airbnb controversy in Lake Placid and more.
Days earlier, Adirondack Life won a total of nine awards—two gold, five silver and two bronze—at the International Regional Magazine Association (IRMA) conference, presented in Charlotte, North Carolina, on October 28. The magazine was also a finalist for Regional Magazine of the Year in its circulation division and won two Awards of Merit. The awards, judged by a panel of industry experts from outside IRMA, honored work from 2018. » Continue Reading.
The Adirondack Land Trust has hired two conservation professionals to fill the new positions of philanthropy assistant and land protection manager. Kathy Woughter is expected to play a role in building support for the Adirondack Land Trust’s mission and work to connect people to conservation work, with a focus on young and diverse constituents.
Before moving to the Adirondacks this year, Woughter worked in higher education in Western New York, most recently as Vice President of Student Affairs at Alfred University. Woughter has won awards as an ally for diversity and cultural unity. Her husband Bob is the principal of Keene Central School. » Continue Reading.
The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) will hold its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Ray Brook this Thursday, November 14, 2019.
The Board will consider whether the first full Sentinel Range Wilderness Area Unit Management Plan, and changes to the Blue Mountain Wild Forest Unit Management Plan conform to the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan.
What follows is a meeting agenda provided by the APA: » Continue Reading.
Transgender Day of Remembrance occurs annually on November 20th, is a day to memorialize those who have been killed or murdered as the result of transphobia, (hatred or fear of transgender and gender non-conforming people).
This day serves to bring attention to the continued violence and non-acceptance endured by the transgender community. » Continue Reading.
There has been widespread flooding and numerous roads have been closed across Hamilton, Herkimer, Warren and Essex counties, including the western slopes of the Champlain and Lake George Valleys. » Continue Reading.
On Tuesday New York Supreme Court Judge Robert Muller granted a motion by two Adirondack environmental groups to preliminarily enjoin the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) from constructing of a new snowmobile bridge over the Cedar River until a decision is reached in an ongoing lawsuit.
The river is designated as a Scenic River under New York’s Wild, Scenic, and Recreational Rivers System Act.
The preliminary injunction was issued in response to a lawsuit brought by Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve and Protect the Adirondacks! The court decision halts construction of the trail at the banks of the Cedar River for now. » Continue Reading.
DEC’s Ray Brook Dispatch said they received call on Wed., Sept. 18 at 10:46 p.m., from an international rescue coordination center advising that a locator beacon had been activated. » Continue Reading.
On Friday, the Adirondack Almanack is on a climate strike.
A notable Blue Mountain Lake historic landmark, The Steamboat Landing, is being reopened as guest accommodations. The complex was established in 1879 to serve William West Durant’s Blue Mountain and Raquette Lake Steamboat Line.
According to Richard Longstreth’s architectural guide to the Adirondacks, portions of the complex were constructed as the baggage house. The large main building was built to house the construction of the steamboat line’s largest craft, the twin-stacked, seventy-five-foot-long Tuscarora. Following the launch in 1900, the building was used to house the vessel during the off-season. » Continue Reading.