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Campers no longer need permits at Essex Chain Lakes sites

August 11, 2016 NEWCOMB — The state Department of Environmental Conservation says campers using sites in the Essex Chain Lakes will no longer need to make reservation. more »»

Regal perch

August 10, 2016 more »»

Village board irked by Pisgah trail names

August 9, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — In the future, village officials say they should be the ones to name new mountain biking trails at the village-owned Mount Pisgah Ski Center. more »»

Mountain hop

August 9, 2016 more »»

APA to hear about Van Ho trail change

August 9, 2016 RAY BROOK — Proposed changes to the cross-country ski trail system at Mount Van Hoevenberg will be on the agenda as the state Adirondack Park Agency meets Friday at its headquarters. more »»

Camp Colby mansion has gone from grandeur to an unused backdrop

August 8, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — The state Department of Environmental Conservation has a history of acquiring old great camps. Some of those go on to be sold back into private hands. more »»

Conservationist magazine adds digital edition

August 8, 2016 ALBANY — The state Department of Environmental Conservation’s magazine, The Conservationist, will go digital, the DEC announced last week. The magazine will continue to be printed as well. more »»

How to get involved with backyard science

August 6, 2016 Citizen science is a growing field of study, and while the scientists may be the ones studying the hard numbers, normal citizens have become an increasingly important part of many studies. more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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