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State Curtails Search Near Indian Lake

After more than a week, DEC officials say they're phasing out a search for a man believed missing in the Indian Lake area. George LaForest was last seen on April 21st. His truck was found on a remote stretch of the Benton Road in Hamilton County. As Brian Mann reports, state forest rangers have also been involved in three other rescues.  Go to full article

DEC Staff Shortages Have Impact on Adirondacks

Gregory Warner spoke with Environmental Advocates of New York, the watchdog agency which released a report on DEC staff shortages. He asked Tim Sweeney whether the shortages at the DEC might have an impact in the Adirondacks.  Go to full article

Local Fire Crews Return from Massive Quebec Blazes

21 New York forest rangers and assistant forest rangers returned late last night from northern Quebec. They spent the last two weeks helping to fight dozens of wild fires that have burned nearly two million acres in the region around James Bay. The New York crew included veteran firefighters from across the north country. Brian Mann spoke with Rob Praczkajlo, a forest ranger based in Jay.  Go to full article

New York State Forest Ranger Arrested for Sexual Assault on Children

State police arrested a New York state forest ranger yesterday for allegedly having sex with children over a period of several years. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Hot Weather Brings Forest Fires To Eastern Adirondacks

Hot, dry weather in the north country has brought a rash of forest fires to the eastern Adirondacks. New York forest rangers and crews from two state prisons are battling the blazes in rugged terrain near Lake George. Brian Mann has details:  Go to full article

New York DEC Names New Head Ranger

After months of being vacant, the Department of Environmental Conservation has filled its position of the Head of Forest Rangers in New York State. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Lake Colden Outpost: Building for the Wilderness

When state officials announced that a new cabin was being built on Lake Colden, in the High Peaks, the decision was controversial. That part of the Adirondacks is a designated wilderness area. By law, that means human structures should be kept to a minimum. Supporters of the new cabin argued that it would be a vital tool for rangers and ski patrols who work in the backcountry. That claim was born out this winter. The Lake Colden outpost was used as a base of operations in two successful searches. Brian Mann visited Lake Colden in the fall of 2000, as construction was winding down.  Go to full article

Wilmington Fire Closes Whiteface and High Falls Gorge

A forest fire near Wilmington has spread to cover nearly forty acres. There've been no injuries, but the blaze has forced officials to close Whiteface Mountain and the High Falls Gorge. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Dry Spell and Adirondack Fires Continue

Volunteer crews and state forest rangers continue to battle fires in the Adirondacks. Dry conditions continue. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Dry Spell Heats Up Fire Season

The fire danger is high--the DEC has suspended all burning permits in several counties, and there have been fires in the Adirondacks. Martha Foley talks with a ranger about what's happening as the dry spell intensifies.  Go to full article

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