adirondacks + wilderness   281

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 
6 days ago 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 
28 days ago 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 
5 weeks ago 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 
11 weeks ago 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 
12 weeks ago 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 
12 weeks ago 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 
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 
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
Hearing set for fire towers
"I'm going to vote for this, although I think it's foolish to spend public money to make these things available to people."
news  adirondacks  dec  apa  wilderness  taxes  heritage  hike  climb  essexcounty  franklincounty  forestpreserve 
february 2014 by adirondacks
Local officials, agencies react to Gov's approval of Finch (multi-page)
"The addition of thousands of acres of land to the State Forest Preserve is a major step in both protecting and preserving the Adirondack Park for future generations"
news  adirondacks  forestpreserve  conservation  economicdevelopment  politics  wilderness  essexcounty  hamiltoncounty 
february 2014 by adirondacks
PROTECT and other groups questions parts of the APA’s classification decision for Finch lands
"While there is much to cheer in the APA’s actions, long-term Forest Preserve management precedent will be established by this action."
news  adirondacks  conservation  forestpreserve  apa  politics  wilderness  essexcounty 
january 2014 by adirondacks
‘A consensus solution’
"In classifying former Finch, Pruyn lands, the APA creates two large motor-less tracts but allows a snowmobile corridor to divide them."
buzz  adirondacks  forestpreserve  wilderness  conservation  economicdevelopment  apa  politics 
december 2013 by adirondacks
Classification Deal Will Require Rule Changes
It's pretty obvious that under this administration, "Forever Wild" is a matter of wide-interpretation.
buzz  adirondacks  forestpreserve  conservation  dec  apa  newyork  wilderness  politics 
december 2013 by adirondacks
How Cuomo shaped new Adirondack wilderness (audio)
"I'm here for one purpose and one purpose only and that's to sit at that that table and sign the check on today's acquisition."
news  adirondacks  wilderness  forestpreserve  newyork  politics  conservation  economicdevelopment  apa 
december 2013 by adirondacks
Cuomo says he'll sign Adirondack wilderness plan (audio)
"Creation of this new wilderness area is only the first step in a larger effort to protect the wildest stretches of the Hudson River." 
news  adirondacks  forestpreserve  apa  wilderness  politics  conservation  economicdevelopment 
december 2013 by adirondacks
Governor should declare new lands as wilderness
"Cuomo’s son will soon receive the recommendation of the Adirondack Park Agency, whose members are all appointed by him. But the final decision, under state law, as the governor has stated, is his alone."
buzz  editorial  adirondacks  forestpreserve  conservation  wilderness  newyork  politics  apa 
december 2013 by adirondacks
2 Adirondack land swaps proposals on ballot
Let me have your child for a few years, for labor. In exchange, I will give you 3 of my children. I will return your's when I'm done, worn-out, but more or less the same child.
news  adirondacks  forestpreserve  conservation  economicdevelopment  politics  wilderness 
november 2013 by adirondacks
A City Girl in a Not-So-City World
"It makes me wonder what exactly makes something beautiful. Is it the quality of the light that filters through the trees and the buildings? Is it the colors: the organic browns and succulent greens of the forest and the rusted red and burnt umber of the village brownstones lining the downtown cobble streets? Or is it the feeling the place elicits?"
buzz  adirondacks  newyorkcity  forestpreserve  wilderness 
november 2013 by adirondacks
Secret Scratchings
"The cryptic written language of Noah John Rondeau--the hermit of Cold River"
campfire  adirondacks  heritage  camp  wilderness 
october 2013 by adirondacks
More cell towers for I-87 ‘dead zone’
"In January 2007, a Brooklyn motorist slid off the road along the remote stretch of highway and died trying to escape the stuck vehicle, unable to call for help." More: http://bit.ly/18yDPlj
news  northway  adirondacks  cellphone  transportation  wilderness 
october 2013 by adirondacks
Excursions to the Finch Pruyn Acquisition Lands Part 1
"I decided, as Adirondack Mountain Club’s (ADK) new conservation director, I needed to visit the Finch Pruyn acquisition lands"
buzz  adirondacks  hike  conservation  forestpreserve  wilderness  politics 
september 2013 by adirondacks
Return to Rondeau's Hermitage
"It was up through the valley of the Cold River that Noah John Rondeau established his trapline and later made his home for most of the years between 1920 and 1950, living by wits and woodcraft, with a little help from some friends."
buzz  adirondacks  heritage  camp  hamiltoncounty  wilderness 
august 2013 by adirondacks
Focus without a Camera Lens
"Moments later we were barefoot and shoving off onto the mist-covered lake."
buzz  adirondacks  highpeaks  photography  wilderness  hike 
july 2013 by adirondacks
Historic Finch land hearings begin tonight (audio)
"Roughly 21,000 acres of new land are being classified, along with the the classification of a chunk of existing state land."
news  adirondacks  conservation  wilderness  forestpreserve  apa  dec  newyork  essexcounty 
june 2013 by adirondacks
Why Wilderness? Classifying the Essex Chain Lakes
"Only a Wilderness classification will protect the heart of  the Essex Chain from the noise and intrusions of motor vehicles, motor boats, and floatplanes."
buzz  adirondacks  editorial  wilderness  politics  conservation  forestpreserve  essexcounty 
june 2013 by adirondacks
Skiers Seek To Maintain Backcountry Glades On Lyon Mt.
"It sounds like something that’s akin to clearing summits for vistas"
buzz  adirondacks  ski  lyonmt  clintoncounty  conservation  wilderness 
may 2013 by adirondacks
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