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Outdoors

High Peaks committee seeks input on overuse

A freshly created committee, tasked with advising the state on how to mitigate the impact of increasing hiker traffic in the Adirondack High Peaks, wants to hear questions and concerns from the public. The High Peaks Strategic Planning Advisory Group was created by the state Department of ...

Two mountain rescues for lost, injured hikers last week

Forest rangers with the state Department of Environmental Conservation made two mountain rescues last week in the Adirondacks: a pair of lost hikers on Whiteface Mountain and an injured hiker in the Dix range. --- Lost hikers on Whiteface --- It was 8:19 Monday morning, Jan. 13, ...

License revoked for wildlife rehab

WILMINGTON — A co-owner of the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge has had her state wildlife rehabilitation license revoked, forcing the organization to relocate some of its animals. The state Department of Environmental Conservation revoked the wildlife rehabilitation license for Wendy Hall, ...

Cuomo would give DEC a $145 million raise

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed a $145 million spending boost in the state Department of Environmental Conservation budget. As part of his 2020-21 Executive Budget proposal, released Tuesday, Cuomo has proposed a 10% bump in DEC spending, from $1.44 billion this year to $1.58 billion ...

Cuomo would give APA extra $1 million

RAY BROOK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed giving $1 million to the state Adirondack Park Agency to renovate its Ray Brook headquarters. The new capital funding, proposed Tuesday as part of the governor’s 2020-21 Executive Budget proposal, would increase the agency’s total spending ...