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.
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.
Whole 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
Ice fishing is in full swing! There is fishable ice on most every lake and pond in the Adirondacks with the exception of Lake George and most of Lake Champlain.
ICE REPORTS: Lake George- Bays Freezing Glen Lake- 4 Brant Lake- 4 Long Lake- No Report Loon Lake- 5 Schroon Lake- Skimmed Lake Colby- 6 Cossayuna Lake- 6 Lake Eaton (Durant, Eagle, Pleasant)- 6 South Bay (Champlain)- 5
Please be advised of the following conditions and prepare for them to ensure a safe and enjoyable outdoor recreational experience.
Planned work on the Ranger Trail in 2017/18 will include rerouting a 0.6 mile reroute of the upper portion of the trail and continuing rehabilitation of drainage structures and trail tread.
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