I appreciate the Adirondack Council’s recent press release TAC Press Release, Aug. 26 which highlights the many benefits of permit reservation or limited entry systems and how such a system is needed and necessary now in parts of the High Peaks Wilderness Area. Support from the Adirondack Council for such a system comes at an important moment, as overuse of the peaks continues to spike during this pandemic summer. [Read more…] about Calls For Adirondack Park Permits In Historical Perspective
Leave No Trace
When the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics conducted a park-wide survey of overuse problems in the Adirondack Park last fall, it produced a set of more than 50 recommendations for state officials, based on its experience with similar problems in wild places and preserves around the world.
In sum, Leave No Trace is an educational organization that teaches wildlands ethics to hikers and campers, and teaches wilderness stewardship and natural resource protection to government officials and other land managers. [Read more…] about Adks Report Highlights Overuse Concerns, Confusion Over Permits
The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) in Lake Placid has released a new Love Your ADK toolkit to help Adirondack businesses increase awareness of the importance of following the Leave No Trace principles when enjoying the outdoors. [Read more…] about Love Your ADK Awareness Project Launched
A new Love Your ADK pledge and website has been created to inspire the ethical, sustainable, and proper use of recreational resources.
The pledge is a list of eight guiding values that visitors and local residents should consider when recreating in the Adirondacks. Signing the pledge via the website indicates a commitment to following the principles and supporting environmentally-friendly recreation. It is also a helpful tool for learning more about the principles of Leave No Trace and how to follow them. [Read more…] about Take The ‘Love Your ADK’ Pledge
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