Land Conservation in Lake Placid Gets Boost
Posted: May 06, 2015
State awards $15,000 to Lake Placid Land Conservancy for strategic plan
Originally published in the Lake Placid News, Week of May 1-7, 2015
By Andy Flynn, Editor
LAKE PLACID - A recently announced $15,000 state grant will help the Lake Placid Land Conservancy develop a strategic plan to protect more land in the region.
On April 20, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a round of $1.8 million in Conservation Partnership Program grants for 55 nonprofit land trusts across the state. The announcement was held in Westchester County with officials from...
Lake Trout at Risk
Posted: April 22, 2015
Article by Mike Lynch
March / April 2015 Adirondack Explorer
In one traditional method of lake-trout fishing, an angler holds in his or her hand a weighted line while trolling from a boat. To collect the line, the angler uses a jerry-rigged Victrola record player with a spool in the middle.
“As they pulled in the line, they turned on their [hand-cranked] Victrola,” said Joe Hackett, a fishing guide from Ray Brook. “Lake-trout fishing is so specialized. That’s something you learn from your father, or uncle, or grandfather.”
While fishermen still use...
Intervale Lowlands Conservation Easement
Posted: November 03, 2014
Larry and Nancy Master of Lake Placid permanently protected their 133-acre Intervale Lowlands property along the West Branch of the Ausable River in Lake Placid in December 2011. By conveying a conservation easement to the Lake Placid Land Conservancy, the Masters ensured that land along one mile of the West...
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