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Wildlife Habitat Linkages in the Eastern Adirondacks: Applying Functional Connectivity Modeling to Conservation Planning for Three Focal Species

2012 | Posted in: Volume 18 (2012) | Comments: 0
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As habitat loss and fragmentation increase across the northeastern United States, identifying and prioritizing connecting routes between protected areas has taken on new urgency.  Protecting habitat ...

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Adirondack Railways: Historic Engine of Change

2013 | Posted in: Volume 19 (2013) | Comments: 0
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On October 12, 1892 near Big Moose Lake, the last spike was driven completing the Mohawk and Malone Railway, ending about 20 years of rapid railway expansion in the Adirondacks. Over the next four dec...

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A Global Perspective on the Adirondack Park – an interview with Bill Weber

2011 | Posted in: Volume 17 (2011) | Comments: 0
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Returning from a trip to view mountain gorillas in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, I sat down to reflect on the role of tourism in the conservation of this magnificent species. In Rwanda, one of t...

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Social Media Silence: an Examination of Social Media use in Rural New York Political Campaigns

2011 | Posted in: Volume 17 (2011) | Comments: 0
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It took 38 years for the power of radio to reach 50 million listeners. Television took 13 years; the Internet took just four years.  Facebook, on the other hand, added double that, or 100 million use...

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Monitoring Vegetation Changes in Historical Photos over a 45+ Year Period in the Adirondack Alpine Zone

2011 | Posted in: Volume 17 (2011) | Comments: 0
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A contemporary image analysis procedure was used to analyze historical and contemporary images taken from designated photo monitoring points on alpine summits in the High Peaks Region of New York Stat...

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Colleges Re-Invent Former APA Visitor Centers

2011 | Posted in: Volume 17 (2011) | Comments: 0
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Ski event coordinators dream of conditions like these. Fresh snow, sunshine and the temperature hovering around 20 degrees. Saturday, January 29, 2011 had all the makings of a perfect day. Yet, as the...

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