Almanack Contributor Michael Virtanen

Michael Virtanen

Michael Virtanen is a member of the Adirondack Explorer staff. He worked previously for the Associated Press in Morgantown, West Virginia, and Albany and for newspapers in Albany, Utica and Amsterdam.


Sunday, August 26, 2018

Questions Raised Over Adirondack Conservation Easements

lumberyard by Mike LynchWhile some conservationists are concerned about what they perceive as recently increased logging in the Adirondack Park, New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation has begun providing more information about the nearly 781,000 acres of privately owned timberlands covered by state conservation easements.

Those agreements govern many of the larger logging tracts and prevent other commercial development. » Continue Reading.