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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May 29, 2006 — Hundreds of North Country college students have graduated over the last few weeks. But Adam LaSalle is part of a small group of Paul Smiths graduates heading off this summer to work on the professional logging circuit. Rodeo-like competitions are held around the country. LaSalle, who grew up in Williamstown, New York, will start by working a big show in Ketchikan, Alaska. He spoke with Brian Mann. Go to full article
Jan 20, 2006 — Mild winter weather is slowing down logging operations across the region. Many areas in the North Country can only be logged in the winter because they stay too wet and muddy in the summer. Go to full article
Sep 10, 2004 — State officials are investigating claims of improper logging on timberlands in St. Lawrence County. The 19,000 acre parcel - which straddles the north branch of the Grasse River -- is protected by a state conservation deal. As Brian Mann reports, critics say problems with the project raise questions about bigger easement deals signed with International Paper and Champion. Go to full article
Oct 01, 2003 — After two years of painfully low prices, loggers in the North Country are seeing a rebound this fall. According to an article in the Glens Falls Post Star, prices for pulp wood have risen thirty percent in recent months. Brian Mann spoke with Eric Johnson, editor of Northern Logger magazine, based in Old Forge. Go to full article
Assemblyman Chris Ortloff and sawmill owner Pat Mitchell testify in Albany. Photo provided by Ortloff's office.
Dec 12, 2002 — State officials in Albany have agreed to allow the use of rough cut lumber in construction projects. Without the change to state building codes, made on Wednesday, hundreds of small sawmills in the North Country would have been forced to shut down. Brian Mann has our story. Go to full article
Oct 09, 2001 — After months of stalled negotiations, the Finch Pruyn paper mill in Glenns Falls is urging workers to accept a new contract offer. The company is also threatening to hire permanent replacement workers. As Brian Mann reports, union leaders say the deal isn't good enough. Go to full article
Aug 13, 2001 — Pulp and paper industry decline: North Country's troubles part of a painful national trend. As Brian Mann reports, a turnaround is expected, but it may not come soon enough to save companies in this region. Go to full article
Jun 04, 2001 — A plan to clear cut 300 acres of timberland in southern St. Lawrence county has sparked new legislation. The bill would place tight restrictions on clear-cutting in the Adirondacks. Brian Mann has the details. Go to full article
May 09, 2001 — Throughout the Great Lakes states there is a resurgence of interest in a proven method of logging that is considerably lighter on the land. Today, as in the past, teams of giant workhorses and men are dragging out one log at a time and making it pay... for themselves, for the forest's owners, and possibly for the long-term health of our forests. Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Dan Grossman reports. Go to full article
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