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Berried Alive and Under the Shroom | Notes from the North Woods

By nature, humans are foragers.

Flowers tell all! | Conservation Conversations

Frank Woolner wrote a book called “Grouse and Grouse Hunting” back in 1970.

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The 2014 Essex County Fair

In photographs

Jay: Fishing, hunting licenses available

Despite glitches in the DEC’s new fishing and hunting licensing software that has slowed processing times, permits are still available for sale, said Jay Town Clerk Beatrice Pelkey.

Cuomo announces designation of monies to fund outdoor recreation

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo anounced funding for multiple projects on Monday, July 21 that will expand and improve outdoor recreational opportunities in the Adirondack Park, including $750,000 to upgrade the Abanakee Dam on the Indian River, which was the site of the Govenor’s Adirondack Challenge in Indian Lake on July 20 to highlight recreational opportunities and promote the region’s tourism industry.

Troutopia | Notes from the North Woods

Troutopia is a new sporting term that I recently coined.

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Adirondack Mountain Club launches series

Experience the natural world of the Adirondacks through hands-on learning by attending one or all of the following Naturalist-led interpretive programs, which will continue to run through August.

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Lumberjacks, re-enactors impress crowd at Mountain Days

Local lumbering skills — featuring world-class male and female lumberjacks — as well as re-enactors of local history are featured at a traditional summer festival in rural Stony Creek.

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Fish tales, camp fires and a speckled mousetrap | Notes from the North Woods

Over the course of the past week, I have stumbled across two unique new experiences that have threatened many of my long held wildwood beliefs.

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Back on track | Notes from the North Woods

After a few months of skipping out on providing my regular weekly columns, I am finally back on track.

Mountaineer makes donation

The Mountaineer, in partnership with Patagonia, Inc., made a $1,000 donation to The Nature Conservancy’s Adirondack Chapter to support the nonprofit organization’s work with state and local transportation agencies to upgrade bridges and culverts with structures that simulate natural stream conditions.

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Adirondack Gives will help monitor loons

Biodiversity Research Institute’s (BRI’s) Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation is pleased to announce the launch of a new campaign on Adirondack Gives, www.adirondackgives.org, the crowdfunding site for Adirondack region nonprofits.

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Somewhere, just east of nowhere | Notes from the North Woods

It occurred while I was on the way home after spending an afternoon at the base of a mind-numbingly, beautiful waterfall that is located halfway up the side of a small mountain in my backyard.

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Foreign invaders taking over | Notes from the North Woods

If foreign armies had advanced as deeply into the Adirondack Park as the current invasion of invasive plants has progressed, local citizens would be up in arms.

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Nothing fishy here! | Conservation Conversations

The Boquet River Association hosted the first annual Fish Fest Saturday the 28th in Elizabethtown.

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