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Chaumont Barrens: the North Country's Prairie
David Sommerstein takes a nature walk on this unique Nature Conservancy land that contains some of the nation's easternmost prairie habitat.
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Preserving the Indian River Lakes
Between the high profile destinations of the Thousand Islands and the Adirondacks, there's a hidden gem of a region. It's called the Indian River Lakes. David SOmmerstein sends an audio postcard.
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Protecting the Tug Hill Plateau: Fish Creek
Last summer, New York State, the Nature Conservancy, and a Boston-based timber company announced a plan to preserve 45,000 acres of forest on the Tug Hill Plateau. David Sommerstein visited the “East Branch of Fish Creek Working Forest” to see how the plan is shaping up.
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A Journey to Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
In the US Senate debate over the country's energy plan, New York's senators oppose plans to drill for oil in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Brian Mann spent a month in the Alaskan wilderness to research this half-hour documentary report.
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Preserving Adirondack Alpine Meadows
Adirondack Nature Conservancy program volunteers haul rocks up into the High Peaks to protect fragile ecosystem from erosion.
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Relicensing the St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project
The St. Lawrence Seaway and Power Project was the largest public works project in the world. The power project's 50-year operation license expires in 2003. A three-part series by David Sommerstein.

Changing Land Management Practices

For years, environmentalists, government workers and others have been puzzled about why more farmers don't make use of environmentally friendly land management practices. Now, researchers have found some of the reasons farmers persist in farming the way they do and why they don't listen to outside experts. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Pataki Announces Power Authority Lands Return at Louisville

Governor Pataki was in Louisville, in St. Lawrence County yesterday to announce that the New York Power Authority will transfer 800 acres of land is owns back to local governments. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Non-native Plants Taking Over Public Lands

Government officials say invasive plants are taking over public lands at the rate of thousands of acres a day. These invasives are plants that are not native to the area. Often, plants such as garlic mustard and kudzu were brought to a region for ornamental use, before spreading to other areas where they weren't wanted. As the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Mary Jo Wagner reports, efforts to stop the spread of these plants have been spotty.  Go to full article

Reclaiming Grasslands

Martha Foley speaks with Neil Cheney, from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation office in Canton, about a program to reclaim overgrown farmland and convert it to...  Go to full article

NYPA Relicensing, Part 2: Taking a Risk

Drive along the St. Lawrence between Ogdensburg and Massena and you'll see a mosaic of public and private property. Beautiful riverside homes sit next to state picnic areas...  Go to full article

Waterfront Real Estate Boom: Adirondack Development Series, Part 2

One of the great myths of the Adirondack Park is that state zoning laws restrict or at least shape most development on private land. In fact, much of the real estate boom of...  Go to full article

Adirondack Development: Thirty Years After Park Agency Act, Industry and Sprawl Are Reshaped

For three decades, the Adirondack Park Agency has shaped and restricted use of private land in the Adirondacks. The Agency's regulations affect thousands of property owners...  Go to full article

Saranac Lake's Waterfront

Martha Foley talks with Saranac Lake Community Development Director Deb McDonnell about that village's continuing efforts to make the most of its five miles of waterfront.  Go to full article

State Looks Outside Adirondacks For Input on Park Management

The Department of Environmental Conservation is pushing hard to finish a series of "unit management plans." These are documents that will shape the use of state lands in the...  Go to full article

Grazing Land Management

Martha Foley and Karen Smith, spokeswoman for the New York State Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative, discuss the future of the Adirondack North Country region’s...  Go to full article

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