adirondacks + wilderness   316

DEC kills bear at campground
"50+ incidents were reported there this summer, with multiple bears involved"
news  adirondacks  wildlife  dec  bear  camp  conservation  wilderness  forestpreserve 
21 days ago by adirondacks
Peaks Don't Need Permits
Ah.... concentration or dispersal of impact, so much debatable!
buzz  adirondacks  highpeaks  hike  conservation  wilderness  forestpreserve 
22 days ago by adirondacks
NYCO land swap has failed to save jobs
NO SURPRISE: "Five years later, voter-approved land swap fails to materialize as mine drops local workers"
news  adirondacks  nyco  lewis  forestpreserve  politics  conservation  essexcounty  wilderness 
28 days ago by adirondacks
Adirondack paddling trial starts Monday
"Case stems from 2009 canoe paddle for Adirondack Explorer article"
news  adirondacks  media  paddle  wilderness  forestpreserve  politics  newyork 
28 days ago by adirondacks
As deadline arrives, new Adirondack High Peaks wilderness plan draws fire
It's complicated. Also, we need to find a way to improve the quality of visitors to the wilderness.
news  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  conservation  dec  forestpreserve  newyork  politics  wilderness 
12 weeks ago by adirondacks
Protect: Gooley Club buildings should be torn down
The state needs to hold firm. It must publicly state that the Gooley Club buildings will be removed as scheduled and ensure their removal this fall.
buzz  adirondacks  editorial  conservation  forestpreserve  wilderness  heritage  politics 
june 2018 by adirondacks
Buildings on the Forest Preserve
Classify them as artifacts and let them be returned to nature?
buzz  adirondacks  wilderness  heritage  forestpreserve  conservation 
april 2018 by adirondacks
Moving on from the Adirondack High Peaks
I actually haven't camped in the HPW since before bear canister regulation.
buzz  adirondacks  highpeaks  conservation  wilderness 
april 2018 by adirondacks
On Becoming a Mountain Steward
"... some hikers and climbers saw any building as a danger to the alpine terrain, as well as an intrusion on the wildness: a civilizing influence that had no place in the mountains."
buzz  adirondacks  conservation  forestpreserve  wilderness 
march 2018 by adirondacks
Court sides with North Elba in Old Mountain Road case
“What’s going to end up being the legacy of this case is that the State Land Master Plan does not have the authority to close a road, and pretty much every road that they’ve closed with the State Land Master Plan has been closed illegally.”
news  adirondacks  snowmobile  forestpreserve  essexcounty  wilderness  dec 
march 2018 by adirondacks
Photographer Uses Art and Social Media to Promote Conservation and Appreciation of Adirondack Park
"This project is quite simple: share photos of locations within the Adirondack Park, telling how far it is from the nearest road or snowmobile trail and using the hashtag #ADK1Mile."
news  adirondacks  conservation  wilderness  forestpreserve 
february 2018 by adirondacks
Cheers, tears and hear, hears after Boreas classification
"I expect the land will rapidly patch up man’s handiwork and make room to allow nature to flourish."
buzz  adirondacks  editorial  wilderness  forestpreserve  hunt  camp  conservation  heritage  politics 
february 2018 by adirondacks
The Boreas Ponds deal was cut long before Friday's vote. Does that matter?
"If there were promises made, if there were some kind of agreements that were reached, then we would like to know where it is and what it means"
news  adirondacks  franklincounty  conservation  politics  apa  wilderness 
february 2018 by adirondacks
Boreas Ponds Plan Process Manipulated
"What caught me off guard was the sight of the various “watchdog” groups tripping over themselves to congratulate the state for its decision, and the press that praised Albany’s direct intervention in what should have been the APA’s independent deliberations."
buzz  adirondacks  wilderness  apa  forestpreserve  politics  conservation  newyork 
february 2018 by adirondacks
The making of the Boreas Ponds compromise
Clearly, not a victory. They were outclassed in the negotiations.
buzz  adirondacks  wilderness  forestpreserve  conservation  newyork  politics 
february 2018 by adirondacks
To some wilderness advocates, Boreas Ponds compromise goes too far
"It’s basically a compromise that eviscerates the wilderness potential here that future generations"
news  adirondacks  conservation  apa  forestpreserve  politics  wilderness 
january 2018 by adirondacks
Adirondacks Most Remote Spot: Not That Remote
"Many of our greatest conservation lands, themselves, are still being developed with roads."
buzz  adirondacks  wilderness  conservation  forestpreserve  politics 
january 2018 by adirondacks
Boreas plan could allow driving almost to ponds
"Waterways would be wilderness with no motors allowed, but drivers could get within a tenth of a mile."
news  adirondacks  conservation  wilderness  forestpreserve  apa  politics  newyork 
january 2018 by adirondacks
On the Question of an Eighth Principle: Land Stewardship in the Age of Social Media
"None of us were born knowing how to best care for wild nature – we all had to learn it along the way, sometimes before, but more often, after we’ve already gone outside."
buzz  campfire  adirondacks  hike  camp  conservation  forestpreserve  wilderness 
january 2018 by adirondacks
As Cell Service Expands, National Parks Become Digital Battlegrounds
"For visitors to the parks, the call of the outdoors increasingly comes with crisp 4G service, and not everyone is wild about that."
news  adirondacks  wilderness  forestpreserve 
december 2017 by adirondacks
Why Now—More than Ever—We Must Live by Leave No Trace
"Explore and find new experiences at lower elevations and all will benefit.”
buzz  adirondacks  conservation  wilderness  forestpreserve  editorial 
december 2017 by adirondacks
Lussi Clashes with APA
Next thing you know, someone will suggest a "land bank" for this.
news  adirondacks  forestpreserve  wilderness  economicdevelopment  conservation  politics 
november 2017 by adirondacks
Selling out the Forest Preserve for Convenience
Bridge, internet, strip-mine .... what incentives are the supporters getting this time?
news  adirondacks  forestpreserve  newyork  conservation  wilderness  politics 
october 2017 by adirondacks
Crowded Peaks: Hiking Cascade With 500 Other People
I feel like we've turned a corner on Cascade, time to address the next tier of popular hikes.
buzz  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  conservation  wilderness  forestpreserve  newyork 
september 2017 by adirondacks
Forest rangers running ragged as search-and-rescues increase
"Internet users and cellphone users have become our best customers"
news  adirondacks  dec  hike  camp  wilderness  highpeaks 
september 2017 by adirondacks
Social Media and the Adirondack Backcountry
"The great paradox of conservation is that it’s a double-edged sword."
buzz  adirondacks  conservation  hike  wilderness  forestpreserve 
august 2017 by adirondacks
Adirondack Stewards Maintain Peak Order
"Acting as human keep-off-the-grass signs isn't the stewards' only purpose."
news  adirondacks  highpeaks  conservation  forestpreserve  wilderness  hike  essexcounty 
july 2017 by adirondacks
Adirondack town torn over tourism plans (video)
"There is a standoff between environmental groups and local leaders over the future of a stunning piece of land in the Adirondacks."
news  adirondacks  essexcounty  wilderness  politics  forestpreserve 
july 2017 by adirondacks
No glamping in Forest Preserve
"Glamping introduces artificial conveniences and comforts in overnighting on the Forest Preserve at the expense of wild forest character and conditions"
buzz  adirondacks  editorial  forestpreserve  conservation  wilderness  politics 
july 2017 by adirondacks
Should Campfires Be Banned In Forest Preserve?
I lean toward "Yes", but it would make winter-camping quite arduous.
buzz  editorial  forestpreserve  fire  conservation  wilderness 
july 2017 by adirondacks
Noise in the Park
Haha, the kind of ironic note that I like. Bagpipes!
buzz  editorial  forestpreserve  wilderness 
july 2017 by adirondacks
Jack Drury Responds To Boreas Ponds Hut-to-Hut Concerns
If the governor is $upporting hut-to-hut $chemes, this endorsement makes $en$e. The only place I wouldn't mind seeing a hut, is in the pit mine at Lewis.
buzz  adirondacks  wilderness  forestpreserve  taxes  conservation  politics 
june 2017 by adirondacks
NCPR mixes messages on muddy trails (audio)
"I'm really sensitive about the impact I have in the woods.  I'm careful to follow Leave No Trace principles."
buzz  adirondacks  hike  dec  highpeaks  conservation  wilderness 
june 2017 by adirondacks
Beyond Leave No Trace
"Leave No Trace focuses on the immediate, local impacts of recreational use while ignoring largerissues of change over time and connections through space."
campfire  adirondacks  hike  camp  conservation  wilderness  forestpreserve  buzz 
june 2017 by adirondacks
How to be a Thru-Hiking Elitist
"13) Inform each day or section hiker you pass their aroma of fresh linens is offensive and they should be ashamed."
campfire  adirondacks  hike  camp  conservation  wilderness  buzz 
june 2017 by adirondacks
Adirondack officials: Be respectful, considerate of others on High Peak summits
"Sometimes, however, a small group of people can tarnish the reputation and/or experience of the hiking community as a whole."
news  adirondacks  hike  highpeaks  conservation  wilderness 
may 2017 by adirondacks
Wakely Tower Closure Raises Questions Anew
"Built in 1916, the tower has not been staffed since 1988."
buzz  adirondacks  wilderness  heritage  hike  hamiltoncounty 
may 2017 by adirondacks
Up in the Air
"Drone photography can capture unparalleled views of the Adirondacks. but as drones’ popularity grows, how will they affect privacy rights, the environment and the wilderness experience?"
buzz  adirondacks  photography  forestpreserve  conservation  wilderness 
may 2017 by adirondacks
State delays action on the classification of the Boreas Ponds
Why does everything to do with the Forest Preserve have to be so complicated?
buzz  adirondacks  conservation  politics  newyork  forestpreserve  wilderness 
march 2017 by adirondacks
Clarkson University Study Finds Wilderness Enhances Adirondack Economy (audio)
"Among the conclusions: proximity of private properties to wilderness land enhances property values while wild forest classification does not because motorized vehicles that produce noise and pollution are allowed."
news  adirondacks  wilderness  economicdevelopment  politics  conservation  forestpreserve 
may 2016 by adirondacks
Top New York court declines to rule in paddlers' rights case
"The case involves a trespassing lawsuit filed by landowners against journalist and Adirondack guidebook author Phil Brown, who ignored their cables and warning signs and paddled through their land to challenge their assertion it was off-limits to the public."
news  adirondacks  paddle  wilderness  media  politics  newyork 
may 2016 by adirondacks
NY's top court to consider stream access on private land
"Arguments are scheduled before the Court of Appeals Thursday in the trespassing lawsuit against Phil Brown, who canoed through private land in the Adirondacks and wrote about it in 2009."
news  adirondacks  paddle  wilderness  media  politics 
march 2016 by adirondacks
How The Adirondack Forest Preserve Was Motorized
"At the turn of the century just getting to the great outdoors was a challenge for most Americans."
buzz  adirondacks  forestpreserve  transportation  tourism  heritage  wilderness 
september 2015 by adirondacks
It pays to keep trails forever wild
"Inexperienced or careless hikers swayed by Hollywood's glamorization may underestimate their knowledge or capabilities, straining limited emergency rescue and health care services." (the wilderness should only be used by the 'enlightened')
buzz  editorial  adirondacks  forestpreserve  wilderness 
september 2015 by adirondacks
Values in Conflict in the Backcountry
"Without some degree of management, 'wildness' cannot survive the number of people who seek to enjoy it."
buzz  wilderness  adirondacks  conservation 
may 2015 by adirondacks
Canoe case in top court
"Landowners appeal dismissal of trespass suit against Explorer editor, contending constitutional property rights are at stake."
news  adirondacks  paddle  wilderness  politics  media 
may 2015 by adirondacks
Canoe lawsuit could establish New York recreational waterway access
"Depending on how it is settled, it could mean that waterways bordered by private land are open to public recreational use."
news  adirondacks  paddle  heritage  wilderness  hamiltoncounty  media  politics  forestpreserve 
march 2015 by adirondacks
Watching Wilderness grow as the forest reclaims the Burn Road
"The State of New York has owned the Burn Road on the north side of Little Tupper Lake, part of the William C. Whitney Wilderness area, since 1997 when it bought the 14,700-acre north end of the larger Whitney tract. It was classified as Wilderness soon thereafter"
buzz  adirondacks  hamiltoncounty  littletupper  conservation  wilderness  forestpreserve 
march 2015 by adirondacks
Wilderness as therapist
"A growing number of veterans and researchers are racing to understand nature’s power to heal."
campfire  wilderness 
february 2015 by adirondacks
APA land plan update underway
Love MTBing, but the ADKs really has limited options for good-riding.
news  adirondacks  forestpreserve  apa  conservation  bike  wilderness 
december 2014 by adirondacks
Wilderness Act has Adirondack roots
"... visits to the Adirondacks made an impression on some of the people whose activities led to the federal law ..."
buzz  adirondacks  conservation  forestpreserve  heritage  wilderness 
may 2014 by adirondacks
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