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EMBARK: Instinctive urge to hunt

October 6, 2015 With New York’s annual big game hunting season already underway, there is still time to consider taking up an age-old sport that combines the skill sets found in hiking and orienteering, with... more »»

EMBARK: A bull’s-eye for archery

October 6, 2015 There’s a lot of arrow slinging going on in Tupper Lake. more »»

Cuomo picks advisor as new DEC commissioner (3rd update)

October 2, 2015 Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced a new commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Conservation — Basil Seggos, the governor’s top environmental adviso. more »»

Slice of Heaven

October 1, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Dozens of people huddled under a tent Wednesday to see the opening of the new Heaven Hill Trails system on Bear Cub Lan. more »»

Other end of N-P Trail is now off road, in forest

October 1, 2015 NORTHVILLE — Several public officials were on hand under glistening sunshine Wednesday, Sept. 23 for a ceremony officially opening the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s final 7. more »»

Keeping an eye on backcountry water

September 30, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Connery Pond is a great place to spend the afternoon searching for aquatic invasive specie. more »»

Dam removal clears the way for migrating fish

September 30, 2015 Although restoration work continues on the site of the old Saw Mill Dam on the Boquet River in Willsboro, the major portion of the impoundment’s structure is no longer standing. more »»

BattleFrog races coming to Lake Placid

September 24, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Mike Getka was born and raised in Plattsburgh, learned to ski at Whiteface Mountain, got married in Lake Placid and retired as a U.S. Navy SEAL. more »»

DEC restoring fire towers

September 24, 2015 PAUL SMITHS — The St. Regis Mountain and Hurricane Mountain fire towers have sat neglected for decades, but not forgotten. To bring the Hurricane Mountain Primitive Area and St. more »»

Stewards reach 400,000 milestone

September 23, 2015 The Adirondack Mountain Club summit steward program reached a milestone this week when it interacted with its 400,000th hiker. more »»

DEC Search and Rescue Report (Sept. 14-20)

September 23, 2015 RAY BROOK — State Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers responded to the following search-and-rescue incidents the week of Sept. 14-20. more »»

EMBARK: A closer look at Ouluska Pass

September 22, 2015 It has been a while since I finished my round of bushwhacking the Adirondack 46, but yet I still find myself wanting to explore more off-the-beaten-path destinations, especially in the often-crowded... more »»

EMBARK: Singletrack mind

September 21, 2015 Mountain biking is here to stay. more »»

Crew begins taking down Marcy Dam

September 17, 2015 LAKE PLACID — An iconic High Peaks vantage point is vanishin. more »»

DEC to start dismantling flood-damaged Marcy Dam

September 14, 2015 LAKE PLACID (AP) — Work is slated to begin shortly on the first stage of removal of Marcy Dam in the Adirondack High Peaks. more »»

Group widens River Road culverts to allow more flow

September 10, 2015 LAKE PLACID — It’s a way of rethinking culverts that could benefit everyone involved, including fish. more »»

Mercury levels dropping, but still widespread

September 10, 2015 Adirondack loons aren’t out of the woods yet. more »»

Transforming outdoor skills into life skills

September 9, 2015 Although summer-like weather continues to hold sway across the region, there are already many natural signs to indicate autumn is looming on the near horizon. more »»

DEC Search and Rescue Report (Aug. 31 to Sept. 7)

September 9, 2015 RAY BROOK — State Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers responded to the following search-and-rescue incidents the week of Aug. 31 to Oct. 7. more »»

DEC updates Kushaqua plan

September 3, 2015 RAY BROOK — The state Department of Environmental Conservation is accepting another round of comments on its proposed revisions to the Kushaqua Tract resource management plan through Sept. 18. more »»



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