The Kelly Adirondack Center has announced “Conversations Around Social Justice in the Adirondacks,” a Zoom webinar series set for April 15th, April 29th, and May 13th. [Read more…] about Adirondack Social Justice Issues Subject of Virtual Series
Adirondacks & NNY
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Ausable Club have announced a pilot reservation system to access the Club’s private lands, the Adirondack Mountain Reserve (AMR). Since 1978 the State has held a conservation easement on Club/Reserve lands which allows limited access to some of the more popular places in the Adirondack Park’s High Peaks Wilderness Area.
A press release from DEC cited “reliable access” and public safety along Route 73 among the reasons for the change. The pilot program is slated to run for three years according to DEC. [Read more…] about DEC, Private Club Piloting High Peaks Hiker Reservation System
Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) is set to continue their Virtual Speakers Series on Thursday, April 1st with a conversation about paddling the NFCT downstream with thru-paddlers Mack Truax and Maggie Gremore. [Read more…] about Paddling the Northern Forest Canoe Trail Virtual Program
Play ADK is a nonprofit organization working to create a state-of-the-art children’s museum in Saranac Lake, NY that hopes to offer exhibits and experiences to engage children in meaningful play and exploration, and provide valuable resources for families. [Read more…] about Plans Afoot For Adirondacks Children’s Museum
The Show is a long-standing Old Forge tradition, showcasing some of the finest artists from throughout the Central Adirondack Region and beyond. Held for the first time in 1951 in the front yard of View founder Miriam Kashiwa, it’s a testament to the significant place the arts hold within the hearts and minds of the residents and visitors to the Adirondacks. [Read more…] about 70th Annual Central Adirondack Art Show Opening April 3
Wild Predator Attacks
What’s the chance that you will
be attacked by a wild predator?
Slim. Attacks are so rare each one
rates its own listing on Wikipedia.
If the 20th Century was an indicator,
you’ll more likely die domestically.
Black bears, wolves, and mountain lions
killed fewer Americans than lightning,
bathtub drownings, or getting crushed
underneath falling vending machines.
The most recent reported black bear
attack in the Adirondack Mountains
(2018) came when a man hospitalized
after his ATV crashed lied, reporting
how he had fought off a black bear.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced they are seeking public comment on the draft Recreation Management Plan (RMP) for Flatrock Mountain Conservation Easement.
The 511-acre easement tract is located southwest of Old Forge in the town of Webb, Herkimer County, between State Route 28 and Middle Branch Moose River. [Read more…] about Flatrock Mtn Easement Draft Recreation Plan Released
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents in the Adirondacks. Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured or distressed people.
What follows is a report, prepared by DEC, of recent missions carried out by Forest Rangers. [Read more…] about Rangers Respond: Brush Fire, Buck Mt, High Tor, Hudson Highlands & More
The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) in cooperation with the Towns of Wilmington, Jay, Upper Jay, and Ausable Forks, has announced a branding study and is looking for stakeholders, residents, and visitors to complete an online survey designed to help better understand what motivates people to visit the Whiteface Region in New York’s Adirondack Mountains. [Read more…] about Input Sought for Whiteface Region Brand Study
According to a press release issued by DEC, on March 6th Environmental Conservation Officer Tabor was dispatched to the Black River where Forestport residents noticed the flowing waters of the river had stopped and pools of water appeared to be drying up. [Read more…] about Broken Forestport Reservoir Sensor Sends Water To Black River Canal