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Tupper Bans More Electric Heat

The village of Tupper Lake has imposed a five-year moratorium on new homes and buildings that use electricity for heat. The energy conservation measure comes as Tupper Lake negotiates for better power service from Niagara Mohawk. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

NY Enviros Call for More Green Funds

Last week a coalition of environmental groups called on Governor Pataki and the state legislature to double New York's fund for environmental preservation. They point to a recent Cornell University study that found while Upstate's population has remained steady, urban sprawl is gobbling up more forest and farmland. But as David Sommerstein reports, the state faces a multibillion dollar deficit next year and the environmental fund helps fill out the budget.  Go to full article
Gary Randorf on Round Pond
Gary Randorf on Round Pond

Wilderness Photographer Gary Randorf

Autumn color is peaking in the Adirondacks. That means hundreds of photographers are out in the field, searching for that perfect chemistry of light and landscape. Gary Randorf is one of the region's veteran photographers. His book is called The Adirondacks--Wild Island of Hope. Brian Mann has this profile.  Go to full article

Loon Census This Saturday

David Sommerstein talks with Nina Schoch, program coordinator for the Adirondack Cooperative Loon Program's 3rd annual loon census. You can participate by calling 518-891-8836 or clicking on the link below.  Go to full article
Joe Rappa shows off the final product.
Joe Rappa shows off the final product.

Biodiesel: Brew Your Own Fuel

Tomorrow in Canton the North Country Sustainable Energy Fair showcases alternative energies and conservation techniques, from wind and solar power to "green" construction. One presenter will share his experience turning used vegetable oil into biodiesel fuel to power his car. David Sommerstein has this profile.  Go to full article

State Land Deal Unveiled: 4,000 Acres Protected Near Long Lake

Governor George Pataki has quietly agreed to spend more than two million dollars buying recreation and conservation easements on a chunk of land near Long Lake. The deal will protect most of the Cedarlands Boy Scout Camp from development. As Brian Mann reports, the four thousand acre project was finalized more than two weeks ago, without any public announcement.  Go to full article

Canada Protects Endangered Species

Canada has a new law to protect endangered species. It is designed to protect more than 400 species and their critical habitat. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium?s Dan Karpenchuk reports.  Go to full article

Stewardship Award: A Lake Champlain Estate Honored For Conservation

A conservation group and a coalition of private landowners have announced their choice for this year's Adirondack Stewardship Award. The honor - given each year since 1996 - is meant to recognize organizations that protect open space in the Adirondack Park. As Brian Mann reports, this year's award has gone to the owners of a private estate near Willsboro.  Go to full article

Give a Gift Tree this Holiday Season

The St. Lawrence County Soil and Water Conservation District is hoping to boost its revenues and promote local conservation by offering holiday gift certificates for its annual tree seedling and shrub program. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article
East Branch of Fish Creek
East Branch of Fish Creek

Protecting the Tug Hill: 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. It's the result of a decade of coalition building between the many users of the Tug Hill. So far it has broad support. David Sommerstein visited what's now called the "East Branch of Fish Creek Working Forest" to see how the plan is shaping up.  Go to full article

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