“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s
peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms
their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”

— John Muir

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The mission of Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve is to advance New York’s ‘Forever Wild’ legacy and Forest Preserve policies in the Adirondack and Catskill Parks, and promote public and private land stewardship that is consistent with wild land values through education, advocacy and research.

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2016

02/23/15 Engaging Students with their Teachers
Engaging with students and their teachers is a meaningful part of what Adirondack Wild does each semester. This winter Dave Gibson and Ken Rimany introduced The Adirondack Park at a Crossroad: A Road Map for Action to a Public Lands class led by a dynamic assistant professor of environmental studies, Andrew J. (AJ) Schneller at Skidmore College in Saratoga.
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2015

04/20/15 Celebrating Earth Day in the Adirondacks
In recognition of Arbor and Earth Days, volunteers from the Youth Ed-Venture and Nature Network in Albany recently joined forces with Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation to plant several hundred trees near the Hudson River north of Lake Luzerne.
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2014

08/18/14 Expedition Learns Where Wilderness Preservation Began
The State University of New York at Potsdam was among the first of our state's colleges to embrace the 50th Anniversary of the National Wilderness Preservation System Act of 1964.
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SUNY Potsdam Wilderness 50th Leadership Expedition Team at the Beaver House.
Photo © Dan Plumley


2013

08/06/13 Union College Research Fellows, Students, Staff Visit Schaefer and Zahniser Adirondack Wilderness Cabins with Adirondack Wild
On July 26, student research fellows and Union College personnel involved with the College’s Kelly Adirondack Center and Adirondack Research Library in Schenectady County visited the Adirondack cabin of Howard Zahniser, and that of Paul Schaefer. read more >
Laura, Toni-Marie, Samantha, Elias, Becky, Dave and Lorie at Zahniser’s cabin.
Photo © Dan Plumley


2012

06/11/12 Students Visit a Wilderness Retreat; Discuss Why Wilderness Matters – Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve occasionally uses “Beaver House,” a wilderness cabin in Warren County near the Adirondack Park’s Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area, for informal training and dialogue about why wilderness matters. read more >

Photo: Documentary Film students arrive, ready to start filming and interviewing David Gibson. Photo © Ken Rimany
Planting Trees

05/03/12 Fifty Years of Caring for the Upper Hudson River Rivers policy and history, stewardship of our Forest Preserve, and positive interactions with young people from Albany came together on Arbor Days, April 27-28, north of Lake Luzerne.  Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve was pleased to play a role. First, let’s review some history. read more >

Photo: DEC Forest Ranger Chuck Kabrehl instructs students on planting potted pine and larch provided by the DEC Saratoga Tree Nursery on a hillside damaged by public overuse. Photo © David Gibson

2011

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10/28/11 St. Lawrence University’s Adirondack SemesterEducating and training the next generation of conservation decision-makers is an all important goal of Adirondack Wild.  
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Photo: Dan Plumley with Dr. Erik Backlkund's Environmental Studies class with the Adirondack Semester students.


Planting Trees

07/05/11 Trout on the LineWhen Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve organized in 2010, we decided to seek out non-traditional allies and educational partners in our efforts to broaden aware, informed support for wild nature. One of those partners is Brother Yusuf Burgess of Albany. read more >

Photo: Tying the fly, West Branch Ausable. © Susan Bibeau/Adirondack Explorer


Winter hike

02/10/11 From the classroom to the Park with Green Tech School Equipped with snowshoes and digital cameras, a select group of Green Tech High Charter School students from Albany joined partners of Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve in the Adirondacks. read more >

Photo: Green Tech Students preparing for a snowshoe hike. Photo © Ken Rimany


2010

Planting Trees

11/22/10 Engaging Students: Adirondack Wild works with Pace University Law Seminar November’s wet snow was falling steadily now, sticking to the balsam fir. Youthful hikers paused to catch their breath, eat some trail mix and to absorb the ethereal quality of the light en route to a wild mountain summit north of Saranac Lake. This was a class of law students and friends from Pace University School of Law, and for some this was their first Adirondack hike.
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Photo: Pace Law School on top of St. Regis Mt. Photo © Ken Rimany

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2016
04/20/15 Engaging Students with their Teachers
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2015
04/20/15 Celebrating Earth Day in the Adirondacks
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2014
08/18/14 Expedition Learns Where Wilderness Preservation Began read more >
2013
08/06/13 Students Visit a Wilderness Retreat; Discuss Why Wilderness Matters read more >
2012
06/11/12 Students Visit a Wilderness Retreat; Discuss Why Wilderness Matters read more >
05/03/12 Fifty Years of Caring for the Upper Hudson River read more >

2011
10/28/11 St. Lawrence University’s Adirondack Semester read more >


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2010
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The mission of Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve is to advance New York’s ‘Forever Wild’ legacy and Forest Preserve policies in the Adirondack and Catskill Parks, and promote public and private land stewardship that is consistent with wild land values through education, advocacy and research.

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Peter Brinkley, Honorary Chair
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Daniel R. Plumley, Partner
dplumley@adirondackwild.org
Home Office: 518.576.9277
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