Phil Brown in the Adirondack Explorer magazine looks in-depth this month at the big question of whether current Adirondack Park Agency rules do enough to protect privately owned backcountry and timberland inside the blue line.
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Jun 21, 2006 — The south shore of Cranberry Lake, near Wanakena, opens into some of the wildest country in the Adirondacks. Camps and cabins give way to miles of forest and sprawling meadows. Brian Mann and Adirondack Explorer editor Phil brown spent three days hiking the valleys around Chair Rock Creek. Brian sent this audio postcard. Go to full article
Aug 01, 2005 — The Osgood River flows through some of the wildest country in the northern Adirondacks. For decades, New York state has considered including it on a list of scenic and wild rivers that receive extra environmental protection. The legislature has never taken action. Brian Mann spent a day on the Osgood River this summer and has our story. Go to full article
Jun 21, 2004 — In April, International Paper announced that the corporation will sell development and recreation rights on a quarter-million acres in the Adirondack Mountains. Logging will continue on much of the land, but the easement with the state of New York is expected to open vast new areas to hikers and snowmobile riders. The purchase could cost taxpayers as much as twenty million dollars. Phil Brown is editor with the Adirondack Explorer, a magazine that covers recreation issues in the Park. He spoke with Brian Mann about the deal, while sitting on a peak that could be a popular new destination. Go to full article