Chad Dawson at an APA meeting

Can the APA Rediscover its Park Mission?

Can The APA Rediscover Its Park Mission? Ever since his resignation from the Adirondack Park Agency last December, Chad Dawson (now a member of Adirondack Wild’s board of directors) has been reflecting on the APA during its 50th anniversary and what the agency must strive for in order to regain the public’s trust that it…

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Expanding the Reach of Forever Wild

Expanding The Reach Of Forever Wild As my friend and I hiked underneath groves of large eastern hemlock trees in the part of the Adirondack Forest Preserve called Wilcox Lake Wild Forest, we thought again about what this forest is, and the vast ecological system that it represents. What towered above us, hemlocks over a…

Adirondack Wild Hosts 2021 Annual Meeting

Contact: David Gibson, 518.469.4081dgibson@adirondackwild.org Adirondack Wild Hosts 2021 Annual Meeting in North Creek on Sept. 24. Paul Schaefer Wilderness and Wild Stewardship Award Recipients Announced. To Register for meeting:Contact – Ken Rimany @ krimany@adirondackwild.org North Creek – Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve convenes its 11th Annual Membership Meeting on Friday, September 24, 2021,…

Backhoe working on a streambed

‘If Allowed to Continue at Present Rates’

‘If Allowed To Continue At Present Rates’ September, 1989: George Woodwell, global ecologist and then director of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, from an address at the Ausable Club, St. Hubert’s, Keene: By cutting vast tracts of the world’s forests without replacement, humans are seriously adding to the atmospheric pool of CO2 and diminishing the…

Adirondack Wild’s 11th Annual Meeting

Contact: David Gibson, 518.469.4081dgibson@adirondackwild.org Adirondack Wild’s 11th Annual Members Meeting Sept. 24, 2021 APA Member and Johnsburg Town Supervisor Andrea Hogan and former APA Member Chad Dawson to speak Group Presents Annual Wild Awards For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 2, 2021 North Creek, NY – Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve convenes its 11th Annual Membership…

Cloudsplitter Foundation Grant

For Immediate ReleaseFriday, August 20, 2021 Contact: David Gibson, 518.469.4081dgibson@adirondackwild.org Cloudsplitter Foundation Grant Supports Work of Adirondack Wild Saranac Lake, NY – Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve, a not-for-profit advocate and educator for wildlands and for enhanced planning of human development, has received a $3,000 grant from Cloudsplitter Foundation. “We are very grateful…

Chad Dawson

Outdoor Recreation Collaboration with Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center

Outdoor Recreation Collaboration With Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center Dr. Chad Dawson is spearheading a low key collaborative effort at the Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center (VIC), using the Visitor Use Management (VUM) framework to show its practical utility. Across the Park, there is a demand to expand various kinds of outdoor recreation…

Reflection of clouds on a marsh pond

Lesson from Wetland Hydrology 101

Lesson From Wetland Hydrology 101 Many, many years ago I entered graduate school at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies in New Haven, CT. My graduate interests lay primarily in water resources, so I searched that first semester for a lead professor/advisor in that vast field – and, due to recent retirements, found…