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Top New York court declines to rule in paddlers' rights case (update)

May 10, 2016 ALBANY - A long-running Adirondack navigation rights case remains unsettled after the state's highest court said today it doesn't have enough evidence to determine whether the public has the right t... more »»

Missing hiker found alive

May 10, 2016 NEWCOMB — State forest rangers and environmental conservation officers responded to a call about a car parked at the Tahawus mine in Newcomb on Sunday. more »»

APA to discuss UMPs, Climate Summit, LaBastille

May 10, 2016 RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency will discuss two unit management plans and hear about the Wild Center’s Youth Climate Summit at its May meeting this week. more »»

Cuomo up here today

May 10, 2016 Gov. Andrew Cuomo will make two stops in the Adirondacks today. more »»

Atlas catalogs New York’s fish species

May 7, 2016 The state Department of Environmental Conservation, along with the New York State Museum and Department of Education, have joined forces to release a new atlas that gives information on all 181... more »»

Gotta know when it’s time to pull up stakes

May 7, 2016 Rising temperatures, rain and the steadily increasing daylight hours indicate that spring has arrived, and with it comes the traditional influx of migrating birds and the return of native wildlife. more »»

McDonnell wrapping up time running VIC

May 7, 2016 PAUL SMITHS — For the last five years, Brian McDonnell has been the steward of the 3,000-acre Visitor Interpretive Center just north of the Paul Smith’s College campus, but that is changing. more »»

Warm water fishing opens this weekend

May 7, 2016 This weekend will see the opening of the warm water fishing season across the state, the Department of Environmental Conservation said. more »»

DEC: Avoid high-elevation trails

May 7, 2016 RAY BROOK — The state Department of Environmental Conservation is asking the public to avoid trails above 2,500 feet during mud season. more »»

$1M in grants for water stewards

May 7, 2016 PAUL SMITHS — The Adirondack Watershed Institute’s stewardship program netted $1 million in grants to continue its work fighting the spread of invasive species, the college announced this week. more »»

N.Y.’s 5th annual ‘I Love My Park Day’ events set for Saturday

May 6, 2016 ALBANY (AP) — New York state officials are urging people to get out this weekend and participate in the fifth annual “I Love My Park Day. more »»

Guidance on avoiding conflicts with coyotes

May 2, 2016 The state Department of Environmental Conservation released guidelines last week on avoiding conflicts with coyotes, especially at hom. more »»

Setting down roots for the future

April 30, 2016 Last fall, my wife and I moved into a new place out in Vermontville. more »»

Remembering the old days of Bog River Flow

April 30, 2016 As I prepped for the first extended fishing trip of the new season, the late evening air grew cool and breezy. more »»

DEC: All docks installed

April 29, 2016 RAY BROOK — The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced Thursday that docks have been installed at all non-campground boat launches in Region 5. more »»

Deer management webinar

April 29, 2016 PAUL SMITHS — Local residents who are interested in deer management in the state are encouraged to watch a webinar on the topic presented by the state Department of Environmental Conservation next... more »»

Has spring been coming earlier?

April 28, 2016 PAUL SMITHS — The robins were early, the maple buds were early, and the salamanders were early. Those are just a few signs that the seasons are changing. more »»

Spring wings

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State takes aim at invasive species in lakes, rivers

April 28, 2016 ALBANY (AP) — New York state is working to fight zebra mussels, the spiny waterflea and other invasive aquatic species by training boaters to stop the organisms from harming the environment. Gov. more »»

Historic bike trail pitched

April 27, 2016 LAKE PLACID — A historic bike trail similar to the village’s historic walking tour may be coming to the village, thanks to an idea from a pair of local business owners. more »»



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