Re: Comments on the Revised Kildare, Five Mile Recreation Management Plan

Peter D’LuhoschConservation Easement SpecialistNYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation6739 U.S. Highway 11Potsdam, NY 13676 Re: Comments on the Revised Kildare, Five Mile Recreation Management Plan dated October 2020 Dear Mr. D’Luhosch: Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve (“Adirondack Wild”) appreciates the many important revisions to this RMP since 2017, and the work that DEC Region…

Adirondack Wild Presents Award to Executive Director of the Adirondack Diversity Initiative

For Immediate ReleaseNovember 30, 2020Contact: David Gibson, 518-469-4081 Adirondack Wild Presents Award to Executive Director of the Adirondack Diversity Initiative   Saranac Lake, NY – Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve has honored the work of Nicole “Nicky”’ Hylton-Patterson, the executive director of the Adirondack Diversity Initiative, a project of the Adirondack North Country…

Adirondack Wild Presents 2020 Wilderness Award

For Immediate ReleaseNovember 19, 2020Contact: David Gibson, 518-469-4081 Adirondack Wild Presents 2020 Wilderness Award   Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve has presented its 2020 Paul Schaefer Wilderness Award, the organization’s highest honor, to Kevin Chlad, Director of Government Relations for the Adirondack Council with offices in Elizabethtown and in Albany. “Adirondack Wild has…

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Wilderness Training to Match our Mountains

Back in June something occurred with potentially great significance for the Adirondack Park that flew below the proverbial radar. That month, The stress of our sheer numbers on wild lands, other hikers, summit stewards, forest and assistant rangers and local communities and volunteers bordering Routes 73 and 86 this hiking season – and many before this…

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“We are seriously degrading the resource”

Thank you to reporter Gwen Craig of the Adirondack Explorer (and Times Union) for her recent articles about recreational user pressures created by all of us entering the High Peaks Wilderness from the private lands of the Adirondack Mountain Reserve (AMR)/Ausable Club off of Rt. 73. As reported, user pressures and resulting damage to the private lands have…