Watch: Clarence Petty, “An Adirondack Childhood” | NCPR News
“Adirondack conservationist Clarence Petty lived to the age of 104. By any measure, he packed a lot of living into those years. He was a pioneering aviator, a teacher, and a woodsman. But Clarence Petty’s most enduring accomplishment was his role in setting aside vast tracts of the Adirondack Park as wilderness.”
Maps tell the history of a region – Times Union
“Before the Adirondacks became a constitutionally protected wilderness area and vacation spot for millions of people, the region was “parte incognito,” or parts unknown, according to a 1556 map of what is now New York state.”
Adirondack invasive species checks expanding | The Daily Gazette
“The state Department of Environmental Conservation has expanded its partnership with Paul Smith’s College to provide boat stewards and decontamination equipment operators at 28 sites throughout the Adirondacks, including a number of locations around the southeastern Adirondacks.”
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