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previewSince I arrived at Paul Smith’s College more than a decade ago, we have made an all-encompassing commitment to live up to our slogan: Every day, we strive to be the College of the Adirondacks. Of course, the Adirondacks are a big place, and our college is small. So we fulfill that pledge by tak...

previewResearchers completed 1,221 telephone surveys in February, 2008, with roughly 300 complete responses from each of the Northern Forest areas in New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, encompassing the 42 most northern counties in those states. The telephone survey followed a 2006-07 written surve...

previewIn this study a 30 centimeter (cm) sediment core taken from the north basin of Lake George was analyzed for changes in diatom community structure. The chronology of these sediments was established using radioisotopic dating methods. A unique and interesting sedimentary profile was observed while ret...

previewLocal governments often find their ability to engage in environmental work limited by, among other things, time and expertise. Citizen science can be used as an organizing principle to initiate and revitalize the environmental work of local governments. Citizen science connects interested citizens...

previewThis study explored visitor perceptions of environmental and social impacts of outdoor recreation on the summit of Cascade Mountain in the High Peaks Wilderness Complex of the Adirondack Park. Data were collected during the summer and fall of 2008 through an on-site survey of a representative sample...

previewAs part of their monthly meeting in April of 2009, the Adirondack Park Agency board hosted the heads of three successful area businesses, giving them a chance to speak about what it has meant to run a business in the Adirondacks. Speaking at the meeting were: Jeff Allot, owner and president of Gener...

previewOn a class trip to the Adirondack Ecological Center in Newcomb, I went out on a walk with fellow graduate students and a naturalist from the center, eager to see the amphibians of spring. It was dark, raining and nearly ten at night. As we sloshed up the hillside away from the road, I had no idea wh...

preview The Great Experiment in Conservation: Voices from the Adirondack Park by William Porter, Jon Erickson, and Ross Whaley (Syracuse University Press, 2009) is an ambitious work. That it was attempted is wonderful. That it succeeds is a gift to readers now and well into the future. Consider the pr...

previewEditor's Note: Clarence Petty -- protector of the Adirondacks --died on November 30, 2009 at the age of 104. The following book review by Professor Eric Holmlund of Paul Smith's College is a tribute to an amazing man. Review: The Extraordinary Adirondack Journey of Clarence Petty: Wilderness Gu...