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IP Still Committed to Conservation Deal

Despite plans for a dramatic company downsizing, International Paper says it is still committed to a landmark conservation easement deal with the state. Announced last year, the agreement would have the state pay $25 million to open 257,000 acres of IP land in the Adirondacks for public recreation.  Go to full article
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Audio Postcard: Bike & Train Through Canada?s Maritimes

Summer is the time for family vacations and getting outdoors. This month, Tracy Santagate from the Adirondack town of Gabriels headed north to the maritime provinces of Canada. Tracy traveled with her son Levi and with friends, going by train and bicycle for eleven days. She took along a recorder, capturing the sounds of the open road. Here's her audio postcard.

You heard from Tracy Santagate. Also her son, Levi, who's fifteen years old and Levi's friend Kellen Waickman who's sixteen.  Go to full article

Little: Campground Regulation "Arbitrary"

State Senator Betty Little says a regulation being proposed by the Adirondack Park Agency could adversely affect owners of campgrounds and long-term campers in the Adirondacks. As Chris Knight reports, the Senator plans to meet with APA officials next week to discuss the rule change.  Go to full article

Preservationists Hope to Save St. Regis Fire Tower

A group of hikers and history buffs trying to save the St. Regis Mountain fire tower in the Adirondacks are resting a little easier. The Department of Environmental...  Go to full article
Sen. Wright (right) with Grasse River Heritage members on King Bridge.

Grasse Islands Restoration Moves Ahead in Canton

An effort to revitalize Canton's waterfront got a boost from a state grant yesterday. State Senator Jim Wright announced a $100,000 to help a local group improve the...  Go to full article

Local Paddler Makes Strong Finish in Yukon River Race

Last week, Brian McDonnell from Lake Clear paddled 460 miles down the Yukon River. The guide and outfitter, who manages the 90-Miler Canoe Classic between Old Forge and...  Go to full article

Dam Break In Washington County Forces 200 People To Evacuate

More than two hundred people in Washington County spent the weekend cleaning up after a dam burst in the village of Fort Ann. Hadlock Pond flooded a neighborhood, forcing an...  Go to full article
Karen Lago on Cobb Shoal, where cattails dominate due to less water fluctuation.

People Plan for Future of Mighty River

The U.S. and Canadian governments are revisiting how they control water in the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario for the first time since the 1950s. The International...  Go to full article
Paddling the Yukon (Source:  Yukon River Quest)

Adirondack Guide to Race 460 Miles on Yukon River

One of northern New York's top canoe racers is traveling west today. Brian McDonnell will compete in the Yukon River Quest, a 400-mile paddle race in northern Canada. ...  Go to full article

Assembly Republicans Host Hunting and Fishing Forum

Sporting organizations from across the state sent representatives to Albany for yesterday's first meeting of the State Assembly Republican Hunting and Fishing Task Force.  Go to full article

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