The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has temporarily suspended all overnight camping at the Otter Creek Horse Trail facility, effective immediately, to help limit the community spread of COVID-19. [Read more…] about Overnight Camping Suspended at Otter Creek
A DEC plan for the 119-mile Travel Corridor that runs through the heart of the Adirondack Park does not adequately assess actual and projected impacts on the Park’s public wilderness and natural resources according to the group Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve.
At issue is whether the plan complies with the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan. Adirondack Wild does not believe it does comply. The group filed comments on the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor Unit Management Plan amendment with the Adirondack Park Agency this week. [Read more…] about Adirondack Wild: Rail-Trail Plan Fails to Assess Impacts
During the current COVID-19 public health crisis, getting outdoors and connecting with nature is a great way to help maintain our mental and physical health. Scientific studies show that time outside in nature significantly reduces stress and anxiety; lowers blood pressure; improves mood, energy, and sleep; and boosts the immune system. Remember to #RecreateLocally. [Read more…] about Accessible Recreation at Wildlife Management Areas
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) Division for Historic Preservation have announced the release of the Draft Scoping Document for the Draft New York State Historic Preservation Plan (2021-2025) and Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) for public comment. [Read more…] about Comments Sought On State Historic Preservation Plan
The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, creators of the 7 Principles of Leave No Trace, have shared a number of educational activities that teach responsible outdoor recreation to kids. [Read more…] about #RecreateLocal: Leave No Trace Lessons for Kids
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced hunters in New York killed an estimated 224,190 deer during the 2019-20 hunting seasons. [Read more…] about 2019-20 Deer Hunting Statistics Released
The Adirondack Council thanked Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Legislative leaders on April 1st for much-needed environmental capital projects that were slated to be approved in the NYS Budget agreement. [Read more…] about An Adirondack Council Review of the State Budget
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 Family Hikers Rescued By Forest Rangers In The Adirondacks
The Bolton Town Board has closed the popular trail to The Pinnacle, an overlook of Lake George above Bolton Landing.
Bolton Supervisor Ron Conover said that the trailhead’s small parking area and summit area make it difficult for users to maintain social distance as required by state law during the COVID-19 outbreak. [Read more…] about Popular Lake George Hike To The Pinnacle Is Closed
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced the temporary closure of Kaaterskill Falls, the viewing platform, and connecting trails. The Kaaterskill Wild Forest will remain open to the public. [Read more…] about State Closes Kaaterskill Falls Access