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Former DEC chief named Conservationist of the Year

March 29, 2016 ELIZABETHTOWN — The Adirondack Council has announced that it will give former state Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens its Conservationist of the Year award at a... more »»

DEC releases rec plan for Kushaqua Tract

March 28, 2016 ONCHIOTA — The state Department of Environmental Conservation released its final recreation plan for the nearly 20,000-acre Kushaqua Tract Conservation Easement near Onchiota and Loon Lake last... more »»

Easter buzz

March 28, 2016 more »»

Scenic trail makes headway in Adirondacks

March 26, 2016 The association behind a new national scenic trail released its annual progress report last week, and it highlights the Adirondack portion of the trail that will eventually run from Crown Point... more »»

Lessons learned amid ever-present, unpredictable dangers

March 26, 2016 I’m kind of cold weather guy, and I freely admit it. I suppose it’s due to my ancestors, who were hardy Irishmen that battled the cold North Sea winds that swept across the Emerald Isle. more »»

Top court considers canoe access

March 25, 2016 ALBANY — New York’s highest court will decide a case pitting a group of landowners’ private property rights against the public’s right to paddle down a waterway adjacent to a state-owned Adirondack... more »»

DEC hails opening of trout, salmon fishing season

March 25, 2016 The 2016 trout and fishing season will open this coming Friday, April 1. more »»

CATS hosts inn-to-inn hike in May

March 25, 2016 Champlain Area Trails is hosting its third annual inn-to-inn hike from Wadhams to the Essex Inn on May 14. Check-in for the hike will be from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. more »»

Top court to consider paddle access

March 24, 2016 ALBANY (AP) — New York’s highest court will decide a case pitting landowners’ property rights against the public’s right to paddle down a stream through private lan. more »»

Environmental excellence apps available

March 24, 2016 ALBANY — Acting state Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced that DEC is accepting applications for the 13th annual New York State Environmental Excellence... more »»

Blue jay way

March 24, 2016 ... more »»

Mayor: Vandalism of trail would be prosecuted

March 23, 2016 TUPPER LAKE — Mayor Paul Maroun has a stern warning to those who would vandalize the Junction Pass Trail, which the village opened five months ago. more »»

Springing up

March 23, 2016 more »»

Ranger search for hiker was dangerous

March 22, 2016 RAY BROOK — Three state forest rangers were miles from assistance, hiking down an unnamed stream on a trailless mountain, when one of them fell through some ice into the freezing water below,... more »»

DEC closes rock routes for falcons

March 22, 2016 RAY BROOK — The state Department of Environmental Conservation has announced rock climbing route closures aimed at protecting nesting sites of peregrine falcons. more »»

Rangers locate missing hiker on Azure Mountain

March 22, 2016 SANTA CLARA — State forest rangers were called to Azure Mountain on Sunday, March 13 to search for an overdue hiker. more »»

Pair struck by lightning in Catskills

March 22, 2016 HAINES FALLS — Two campers were struck by lightning on Wednesday, March 16, in a hemlock grove in the northeastern Catskill Park. more »»

An easy walk to a spectacular view

March 19, 2016 INDIAN LAKE — It’s not too often that a new trail opens up in the Adirondacks, but when the state acquires something as beautiful as OK Slip Falls, it has to get a trail in place quickly because... more »»

Waiting for the turn of seasons

March 19, 2016 Although the mountaintops are still snow-capped and ice still secures the lakes and ponds, there are already numerous signs that indicate the spring season will soon be underway. more »»



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