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Rangers Say DEC Policies Jeopardize Public Safety

Forest rangers in the North Country say new Department of Environmental Conservation policies are making it harder for them to respond to emergencies. Rangers now need permission from a supervisor before they can go out on emergency calls. As Chris Knight reports, critics say that could mean dangerous delays.  Go to full article

DEC Adirondack Snowmobile Plan: More Details

Last week, New York's Department of Environmental Conservation released its draft comprehensive snowmobile plan for the Adirondack Park. If approved, the plan would reshape one of the region's most popular sports - and affect the North Country's booming snowmobile tourism industry. Marth Foley talks with Brian Mann, who's been covering this story, about the plan.  Go to full article
Snowmobile Plan unveiled for Adirondack Park
Snowmobile Plan unveiled for Adirondack Park

Adirondack Snowmobile Plan: Quiet Release, Loud Response

Late yesterday, the Pataki administration released a landmark plan for snowmobiles in the Adirondacks. State conservation officials say the proposal would create a new snowmobile network, connecting towns and villages across the Park. Most of the revamped trail system would cross the forest preserve, though some routes would be shifted to private land. As Brian Mann reports, snowmobilers and environmentalists were quick to attack the draft plan. Both sides say the proposal offers too little information.  Go to full article

Tupper Lake Hunter's Body Found

The body 42-year-old David Dupuis, from Tupper Lake, was found Sunday afternoon in Herkimer County. Dupuis had been hunting with his nephews near a private camp where he worked as a caretaker. Brian Mann has the story.  Go to full article

Park Agency Restricts Wilderness Recreation

The Adirondack Park Agency has approved new restrictions on outdoor recreation in the Dix and Giant Mountain wilderness areas. The plan is designed to cut over-use in one of the Park's most popular alpine zones. As Brian Mann reports, pro-environment and recreation groups say the changes will help protect the seventy thousand acre area, which includes eleven of the Park's 46 high peaks.  Go to full article

Search Scaled Back

The Department of Environmental Conservation has scaled back its search for a Tupper Lake man missing for over three weeks. Chris Knight has more:  Go to full article

Hunt of ?Problem? Black Bears Concerns Environmentalists

State forest rangers and environmental conservation police are hunting two black bears near a popular campground in the Adirondacks. The decision to kill the bears follows an attack two weeks ago at Marcy Dam that left one woman lightly injured. As Brian Mann reports, one pro-environment group is questioning the decision to kill the animals.  Go to full article

Campers Sue Over Campground Tussle

Four campers are suing the state following their arrest last summer at a campground in Raquette Lake. The $45 million suit claims that the four were harassed by officials from Department of Environmental Conservation. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Float Planes Will Lose Access To Popular Adirondack Lake

The Adirondack Park Agency voted Friday to phase out the use of floatplanes on Lows Lake. The compromise is part of the "Bog River Unit Management Plan". As Brian Mann reports, the state has agreed to help tourism pilots find other lakes, where they can take their customers.  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

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