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Overcoming summer doldrums on a backwoods brook

August 6, 2016 As the dog days of summer descend upon the mountain scene, it’s time for ethical anglers to consider the impact of their adventures. more »»

Run goes from Whiteface to Utica brewery

August 5, 2016 WILMINGTON — Teams of runners will descend from the summit of Whiteface Mountain next month, and the next day they will be enjoying cold beers from the F.X. Matt Brewing Company in Utica. more »»

Access opened to restricted wildlife management areas

August 5, 2016 WATERTOWN — The state Department of Environmental Conservation is opening several restricted wildlife management areas (WMAs) to the public for a two-week period this month. more »»

Rangers make 9 rescues in past week

August 4, 2016 State Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers conducted the following search-and-rescue missions this past week int he Adirondacks: --- Town of Bolton A 9-year-old boy from Upper... more »»

Pool owners can help N.Y. track invasive beetles

August 3, 2016 ALBANY (AP) — If you have a pool, you can help New York state officials keep track of an invasive beetle. more »»

Tupper Triad hikes are popular

August 2, 2016 TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake Triad hiking challenge is going strong, increasing foot traffic on three family-friendly peaks surrounding this town. more »»

Dog days of summer bring cicadas

July 30, 2016 "From the northwest corner of a brand new crescent moon, crickets and cicadas sing a rare and different tune,” goes the Grateful Dead song Terrapin Station. more »»

A new take on the good old outdoors

July 30, 2016 Last week, I devoted this column space to the traditional Scandinavian concept of friluftsliv, which promotes outdoor recreation to provide positive benefits for both the land and healthy people who... more »»

Little rippers

July 30, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — Josh Wilson laughed. “As soon as we put these bridges in, all the kids wanted to do was jump off them,” he said. Wilson is executive director of Barkeater Trails Alliance. more »»

DEC conducts turkey survey

July 30, 2016 The state Department of Environmental Conservation is asking the public to keep an eye out for turkeys and report what they see. more »»

Land conservancy hosts symposium, adds workshops

July 29, 2016 LAKE PLACID — “Protection isn’t going to be measured by the yard; it’s going to be measured by the inch,” Rocci Aguirre of the Adirondack Council said. more »»

Eddie Bauer challenge guides climb Mount Marcy

July 28, 2016 KEENE VALLEY — Following a seven-hour round-trip hike up Mount Marcy, the U.S. more »»

DEC warns black bears more active than usual

July 27, 2016 The state Department of Environmental Conservation is warning Adirondack visitors and residents that black bears are more active than usual due to the dry conditions. more »»

Forest rangers rescue hikers

July 27, 2016 State forest rangers are responsible for locating and assisting lost and injured people on both public and private land in New York. These rescues occurred in the last week in the Adirondacks. more »»

Noonmark summit

July 27, 2016 Reporter Antonio Olivero hiked to the summit of Noonmark Mountain near Keene Valley Saturday. more »»

9-year-old Calif. girl killed, mother hurt in hit-and-run boat collision on Lake George (update)

July 26, 2016 LAKE GEORGE (AP) — Authorities say a 9-year-old girl from California has died and her mother injured in a hit-and-run boating accident on an Adirondack lake. more »»

Work continues on St. Regis fire tower

July 26, 2016 PAUL SMITHS — A nonprofit group continues to rehabilitate the nearly 100-year-old fire tower that sits atop one of the area’s most popular hikes. Last week, Friends of S. more »»

Millions of orchids grow on former mine site in Star Lake

July 25, 2016 STAR LAKE — Millions of orchids are now growing in a hundred-acre wetland in the Adirondack Park that developed on waste from a vast open-pit iron mine, a transformation scientists say is most... more »»

Symposium for lake and river associations Friday

July 25, 2016 PAUL SMITHS — Lake and river associations within the Adirondack Park will convene Friday at Paul Smith’s College for the annual Adirondack Lakes Alliance Symposium. more »»

Conservationists hope to bring loons back to Massachusetts

July 25, 2016 WINDHAM, Maine — The common loon’s haunting wail that pierced the dusk on Massachusetts lakes disappeared long ag. more »»



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