According to Mike Horn, the Lake George Land Conservancy’s executive director, the Wiawaka Uplands project is the next step in that organization’s multi-year effort to preserve the ecological integrity of Lake George’s south basin, the most densely populated and heavily used portion of the watershed. [Read more…] about Lake George’s South Basin: The Unfinished Job of Land Protection
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents throughout New York State. 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 Recover Body, Make Rescues In Adirondacks, Prospect Mtn & Catskills
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is seeking public comment on an amendment to the Campground and Day-Use Area Generic Unit Management Plan (UMP) that is hoped to support efforts to prevent the spread of harmful aquatic invasive species (AIS).
The proposed amendment includes the construction and permanent placement of storage facilities for decontamination equipment used to remove AIS from watercraft at these sites. [Read more…] about Campground, Day-Use Area Plans Proposed to Combat Invasives
Lake George lost a champion a half-century ago when the 91-year-old Charles H. Tuttle, the man who The Lake George Association honored as “Mr. Lake George,” died January 26th, 1971.
“His love for Lake George was an inspiration to all, including strangers as well as close friends,” the Ticonderoga Sentinel reported on February 4th. [Read more…] about Charles Tuttle: FDR Opponent, Lake George Advocate
DEC has reopened the summit area and the hiking trail from the village of Lake George to the summit. [Read more…] about Summit Area of Prospect Mountain Highway Reopens