Ken Rimany holding a beaver

Remembering Wendy Hall

Remembering Wendy Hall By Ken Rimany, Partner Adirondack Wild. Wendy Hall, founder of the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge, which she ran alongside her husband Stephen Hall (who also is a long-time Almanack contributor), passed away on Sunday. Ken Rimany, a partner with Adirondack Wild, shared this recollection: Incomparable champions of all wildlife, big and small, Wendy and Steve…

David Gibson with a group at the New York State Legislature building

In Adirondack Common Cause

In Adirondack Common Cause Adirondack Wild and I have been among those who heralded the NYS Court of Appeals ruling in May that the only way for the Department of Environmental Conservation to construct snowmobile community connector trails in the Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserve was through a constitutional amendment. Protect the Adirondacks! lawsuit had…

Drainage setup

“What are the climate impacts of this project”?

“What Are The Climate Impacts Of This Project”? On July 18, 2019, Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act) was signed into law.  To quote from the NYS Climate Council website, “New York State’s Climate Act is the among the most ambitious climate laws in the world and requires New York to reduce economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent…

Elk Lake

Conservationists honored at Adirondack Wild’s annual meeting

Conservationists Honored At Adirondack Wild’s Annual Meeting Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve conveyed its annual awards to five Adirondack residents on Friday, September 24, 2021, at Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek. Paul Schaefer Wilderness Award to Walter Linck and Richard Weber: This distinguished award was conveyed to recently retired Adirondack Park Agency natural…

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…

forest scene

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…