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Finch Lands Update

By Dan Ladd

Land acquisitions in the Adirondacks, and anywhere for that matter, are always controversial. I’ve been following the developments of the state’s acquisition of the former Finch, Pruyn lands in the central Adirondacks since 2007. If you are not familiar with this topic, then let me refresh your memory.  In June of 2007, Finch, Pruyn Inc., a timber company based in Glens Falls, New York, sold 161,000 acres of Adirondack timberland to the Adirondack chapter of The Nature Conservancy (TNC). By early 2008, TNC had worked out details with the state to sell portions of the land in fee purchase for inclusion in the Adirondack Forest Preserve.

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Partridge Hunting:
In Pursuit of the King of Gamebirds

By Leo Maloney

The golden rays of the autumn sun cast a soft glow on the remaining crimson and orange maples or yellow birch along the hillsides and stream bottoms. The fallen leaves that line the old log road give a soft crunch under the step of the hunter. The hunter pauses to enjoy the sights and smells in the crisp mountain air of his favorite time of the year. As he stops near a briar patch, there is a sound like a muffled explosion followed by the rapid whir of wings as a partridge erupts in a twisting flight towards the safety of a nearby evergreen patch.

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Whole Grilled TroutWhole Grilled Trout

2 whole medium trout, cleaned and heads removed.
1 Tbs olive oil
1 pinch sea salt
1 pinch ground black pepper
½ lemon thinly sliced
½ sweet onion thinly sliced
1 clove garlic minced
2 sprigs rosemary
2 sprigs thyme

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Adirondack News Fall 2014

Spiny waterflea, a tiny invasive species that can have a significant impact on the aquatic food chain of waterways, is spreading in the Adirondack Park. First discovered in the region in Great Sacandaga Lake in 2008

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Cuomo signs bill to prevent Adirondack invasives

Governor Cuomo yesterday signed into law a bill that requires New York boaters to take "reasonable precautions" to keep invasive species from spreading

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Fall Landlocked Salmon in the Adirondacks

Landlocked salmon are prevalent in Lake Champlain thanks to restoration efforts begun in the 1960’s, and they run the major tributary streams twice each year

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DEC Announces $475,000 in Upgrades Planned For Upper Saranac Lake Boat Launch

Launch Will Close September 8 to Facilitate Repairs and Reopen May 2015 To support improved access to Upper Saranac Lake, $475,000 in upgrades will be made to the Upper Saranac Lake Boat Launch, state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens announced today.

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Expanded Hunting Opportunities to Limit Population Growth and Help Alleviate Problems Caused by Black Bears

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